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Milton man arrested in online predator sting
Milton man arrested in online predator sting

WINDER, Ga. -- Barrow County police have arrested a Milton man in connection with an ongoing undercover investigation into online sexual predators.

According to investigators, an undercover agent posed as an underage girl and chatted online with 20-year-old Garrett Gregory Fiddyment.

After chatting for only an hour, police say Fiddyment, who was in Athens at the time, suggested that he and the girl meet for sex.

Fiddyment drove to Barrow County, where he was arrested. Officers also found a small amount of marijuana in his car.

Fiddyment was charged with enticing a child, exploitation and marijuana possession.

This is the 10th arrest since the Barrow County Sheriff's Office began their undercover investigations in September 2010.

"We will continue to be aggressive and diligent in locating these suspects who are preying on our children," said Sheriff Jud Smith.

Officers encourage parents to monitor their children's Internet activity, such as chat logs, history of sites visited and social networking sites. Any suspicious activity should be reported to the police.