The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Hall County MANS Unit arrested Christopher White Batchelor, age 49, on charges of Criminal Attempt To Commit Child Molestation, Distributing Obscene Material, and Enticing a Child for Indecent Purpose.

This arrest was the result of an eight (8) month long undercover investigation regarding on-line child exploitation.  The investigation originated during Operation Rattlesnake in October 2017 which was a proactive undercover investigation coordinated by the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC), the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, and the Hall County District Attorney’s Office.

Batchelor’s occupation is a taxi driver.  He was booked in to the Hall County jail without incident.

This joint investigation remains active and ongoing.  Once complete, it will be turned over to the Hall County DA’s Office for prosecution.