NWGA Scanner | November 19th, 2022

Rome man arrested on child molestation charges in undercover child sex sting in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, FCPD Investigators continued to conduct proactive investigations to find child predators who use social media platforms to find children for sex. The Investigator reported, “While conducting proactive investigations to identify child predators, [I] began receiving messages from Rodney James Towe, 54, of Rome. At the time, [I] was portraying a child under the age of 16 years old.” According to the report, The conversation was extremely sexual in nature. On November 1st, 2022, Towe traveled from his home to meet who he believed to be a child to engage in sex acts. Towe was taken into custody and booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with aggravated child molestation, use of a computer to seduce a child to commit a crime, obscene internet contact with a child and sexually explicit conduct with a minor.