By Joe Johnson
Patrick John Agnew, 58, of Hoschton, was arrested Wednesday and charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit.
The arrest was the result of an investigation into Agnew’s online activity conducted by the FBI's Gainesville Office and the GBI.
An investigation into Agnew’s online activity began after the FBI received a cybertip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the possible online possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material. The investigation led to a search of Agnew’s residence and his subsequent arrest.
Agnew was taken to the Jackson County Jail.