Georgia campaign targets child sex buyers

At the Georgia state Capitol on Tuesday, state Attorney General Sam Olens announces a new campaign that targets people who want to buy children for sex. Maggie Lee mlee@macon.com

At the Georgia state Capitol on Tuesday, state Attorney General Sam Olens announces a new campaign that targets people who want to buy children for sex. Maggie Lee mlee@macon.com

Georgians can expect to see a new campaign of public service announcements aimed at making people stop before they commit a child sex crime.

The “unmasked” campaign, introduced Tuesday by state Attorney General Sam Olens at the state Capitol, targets would-be buyers and lets them know that law enforcement is putting a high priority on stopping child sex trafficking.

“We view this effort that you’re hearing about today as a crucial step in that process, a crucial step to putting more folks in jail who need to be in jail for trafficking our children,” Olens said.

The new posters and videos of masked and unmasked men won’t be the first visuals that Olens has helped publish in the state to make people think twice before committing a child sex crime. In bars, transit stations and other public places, posters of neon signs reading “Georgia’s not buying it” direct people to a website about the initiative.

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