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Calhoun man arrested after sending sexual explicit pics to online decoy posing as 14-year-old girl

According to a Gordon County Sheriff's Office report, the GCSO was contacted on Thursday, Sept. 24, by a representative of Operation Safe Child Southeast. They advised of a potential child predator in Calhoun after someone from that organization had been in communication with a suspect who thought he was talking to a teenage minor. According to Gordon County Jail records, Clayton Edward Wheat, 44, of Calhoun sent two photos of his genitals to the decoy and also asked for nude photos in return, believing the person he was talking to online was a 14-year-old girl. When deputies contacted Wheat, he admitted he used Meet Me and Plenty-of-Fish to talk to women online and that he had sent explicit photos of himself to women via those online applications. Wheat claimed he sent the two photos of his genitals by accident when showed screenshots of the illegal conversation in question. Wheat admitted to having a glass pipe in his pants that contained methamphetamine. Both the meth pipe and the phone was taken into evidence. Was Wheat was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession and use of drug-related objects, enticing a minor child for indecent purposes, and employ/use of a minor to engage in/assist person in sexually explicit conduct.