NWGA Scanner | January 20th, 2022

Cartersville man arrested in undercover child sex sting in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on January 5th, 2022, Investigators continued to conduct proactive investigations to find child predators who use social media platforms to find children for sex. The Investigator reported, “[I] was portraying a 14-year-old girl to identify people using popular apps and websites to lure children for sexual purposes. [I] began receiving messages from “Cody Martin.” The conversations were sexual in nature, even after he was told of my age. A time and location were planned for Martin to meet the child and engage in sex acts including oral sodomy.” According to the report, on January 9th, 2022, Dakota Duane Martin, 19, of Cartersville, arrived at the agreed-upon location and was placed under arrest by FCPD. Martin was booked into the Floyd County Jail charged with criminal attempt to commit aggravated child molestation, furnishing obscene material to minors, sexually explicit contact with a minor, obscene internet contact with a child, and the use of a computer to entice a child.