NWGA Scanner | January 20th, 2022

Rockmart man arrested in undercover child sex sting in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on January 8th, 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 contacted by someone later identified as Devonte’ Rene’ Watkins, 28 of Rockmart. Watkins messaged that he found my number on a popular prostitution website. Watkins also believed that [I] was a 14-year-old child. He agreed to pay for sex acts.” According to the report, When he arrived at the agreed-upon location at the agreed upon time, he was placed under arrest by FCPD. Watkins was transported to the Floyd County Jail and booked on charges of child molestation, use of computer service to solicit a child to commit a felony and trafficking a person for sexual servitude.