In Georgia, the 34 arrestees ranged in ages from 17 to There was one arrest involving sextortion, an alarming trend involving subjects that obtain sexually explicit photos of minors and then threaten or blackmail the victim for additional obscene images or videos. Some of their occupations included construction worker, truck driver, disc jockey, youth director and a restaurant worker, according to a news release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Save West Georgia residents were among 76 people arrested during a mutually coordinated operation between eight southeastern states targeting child exploitation. At least one foster parent with young children was arrested. Over the course of the operation, digital devices were examined and digital media and devices were seized as evidence. He was arrested March 13 and was denied bond by a Douglas County judge. There was an additional subject who had an arrest for a prior sex offense but was not a registered sex offender. There were also searches conducted where guns were found and illegal drugs were discovered. Six of those arrested in Georgia traveled for the purpose of meeting and having sex with a minor. Investigators found instances in which arrested subjects, some of whom had no prior criminal history, were working in positions of trust or jobs where interaction with children is common. While investigators regularly target the trading of all types of child pornography, in Operation Southern Impact II investigators targeted those seeking out and distributing the most violent child pornography involving infants and toddlers. In Georgia, a total of 38 search warrants were executed and 12 knock and talks were conducted during Operation Southern Impact II. There was one arrest involving "sextortion" which involves subjects that obtain sexually explicit photos of minors and then threaten or blackmail the victim for additional obscene images or videos, the release stated. During the course of the operation, some of the investigations extended to other states including Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Law enforcement officers conducting the searches were looking for evidence of possession and distribution of child pornography using the internet as well as evidence of other child exploitation related crimes.