Georgia dean among 14 arrested in child predator sting

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 11th, 2020 1:25 pm

A dean at Valdosta State University was among 14 arrested as part of an undercover investigation that targeted child predators.

Keith Walters, 44, was arrested as part of "Operation Broken Arrow," a four-day operation that started in early February. Arrestees traveled from areas around South Georgia with the intent of meeting a child for sex. They were eventually charged with computer or electronic pornography, child exploitation, and trafficking of persons for labor or sexual servitude.

Walters' biography was removed from the university website.

"Valdosta State University has placed Keith Walters on immediate administrative leave pending the outcome of internal and law enforcement investigations into these very disturbing allegations. VSU remains committed to assisting law enforcement's investigation in any way," the university said in a statement.

Other arrestees include: Dave Vincent Almon, 43; Billy Stephen Carter, 57; Eric Bernard Copeland; Walter Lee Curry, 33; Jamian Hogan, 34; John Henry Hursey, 45; Eugene Andega Mainah, 35; Keith Morrison, 43; Wyman Rene Phillips, 36; Wilford Sermons, 28; Josue Trejo, 31; Bronson Jamari D. Tripp, 24; and Justin Na'eem Warren, 24.


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