Dawn Brantley of Thomaston, Georgia was arrested Wednesday after the GBI executed a search warrant of her home related to an investigation in which alleged child pornography was downloaded to a computer in her home using peer to peer software.
Brantley, the mother of three children and a licensed nurse and former substitute teacher was lodged in the Upson County Jail and her three children turned over to DFACS.
The investigation is part of the ongoing effort by the ICAC Task Force to identify and stop people involved in the trade of child pornography.
I hesitate to make a judgment in this case right now because I don’t yet know the ages of the 44-year-old woman’s children. For all I know it was a teenager downloading porn. Unfortunately child porn isn’t all law enforcement found at the home.
During the search of the house police found methamphetamine as well as meth smoking devices. You can go out on a limb and claim child porn was unwittingly downloaded through UTorrent all you want but fucking meth? I think not.
Brantley has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography as well as a Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.
Updated 12/8/10 – Back on September 3rd the GBI arrested Jason E. Shumate, Brantley’s live-in boyfriend, and charged him with sexual exploitation of children, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug-related objects.
Shumate’s computer was also found to contain child porn as well. At the time he was charged he was already in custody due to a domestic dispute with Dawn Brantley.