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Part-time officer with Tunnel Hill arrested as online child predator

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A part-time officer with the Tunnel Hill Police Department is charged with "Obscene Internet Contact with a child and Enticing a Child to Commit and Illegal Act".

Abraham Flores Galvan was arrested Thursday by the Roswell Police Department.  Galvan had traveled to a shopping center in Roswell with the intent to engage in sexual acts with a child under the age of consent. He was immediately taken into custody at the scene with the assistance of North Fulton SWAT.

The Roswell Police Department has been involved in a multi-agency undercover operation targeting on-line predators. The goal of the operation was to arrest persons who use the internet to entice children for indecent purposes. During the operation, Abraham Flores Galvan initiated contact with an individual identifying themselves as being a child under the age of consent.

Tunnel Hill Police Department has been notified of his arrest.

Varnell Police Chief Roy Brunson released a statement Friday afternoon saying, "Abraham Galvan is a part-time officer working limited hours. He is stillunder the initial probation period and due to the seriousness of the charges, will be immediately terminated."

This is the second time within two years that an officer with the Tunnel Hill Police Department has been arrested for a crime.

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