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Sex offender caught in Chatham County
christopher hadel
Christopher Allen Hadel

A man who failed to register as a sex offender was taken into custody Thursday in Chatham County, the Bulloch County Sheriff's office said.

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office sent an alert Wednesday asking for the public's help in finding a man who failed to register as a sex offender.

Christopher Allen Hadel, 25, had last seen in the area of Georgia Highway 119 near Effingham County. The sheriff's office issued arrest warrants charging Hadel with failure to register as a sex offender and probation violation.

He last registered on Oct. 30 and is currently listed as an absconder on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Sex Offender Registry.

Hadel was convicted Sept. 12 for sexual exploitation of children.

According to the Effingham Herald, Hadel was sentenced to 10 years probation and banished from Effingham County under an Alford plea, in which the defendant does not admit to all facts of the case but is found guilty by the court.

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office was alerted last year that Hadel was downloading and sharing child pornography. Investigators traced the IP address to a home in Chatham County and discovered that Hadel shared the material with a computer in Effingham County, the Effingham Herald reported.

When deputies arrested him, they said investigators found more than 100 pictures and videos of child pornography on Hadel's computer, according to the newspaper.




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