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May 6, 2011
CONTACT:  Patrick Crosby
FAX (404)581-6160

Carroll Traveled from North Carolina to Georgia to Sexually Abuse Boys

            ATLANTA, GA - CHRISTOPHER CARROLL, 27, of Rotunda, Florida, was sentenced in federal court today to federal prison related to his efforts to gain sexual access to two boys, ages 12 and 3.  In October 2010, CARROLL, who managed a CVS pharmacy in Gastonia, North Carolina at the time, drove from North Carolina to Georgia to meet a father and his two boys at a motel where he was to engage in sexual acts with the boys while the father watched.  FBI agents arrested him upon his arrival.

            United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said, “It is deeply disturbing how readily this defendant seized the opportunity to sexually assault a 12-year-old boy and three-year-old child. The defendant’s lengthy prison term, followed by many years of supervision, will keep other children safe and afford the defendant an opportunity to receive the treatment he so clearly needs.”

            Senior District Court Judge Orinda Evans sentenced CARROLL to 10 years in prison, to be followed by 15 years on supervised release. CARROLL will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from custody. There is no parole in the federal system.

            According to United States Attorney Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: In early October 2010, CARROLL responded to an on-line posting from an undercover FBI agent posing as a father who was sexually active with his minor sons.  In his communications with the agent, CARROLL boasted of molesting a five-month-old nephew and discussed filming sexual encounters with minors. CARROLL also expressed an interest in gaining sexual access to the agent’s two boys, aged twelve and three.

            Over the course of dozens of e-mails and several phone calls, in which they discussed sex acts CARROLL might perform on or with the boys, the agent and CARROLL settled on a rendezvous at a motel in Buford, Georgia, near the Mall of Georgia. On October 12, CARROLL drove from North Carolina and was arrested by the FBI in a McDonald’s parking lot near the motel.

            This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its Northwest Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

            Assistant United States Attorney Robert McBurney prosecuted the case.

            For further information please contact Sally Q. Yates, United States Attorney, or Charysse L. Alexander, Executive Assistant United States Attorney, through Patrick Crosby, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Attorney's Office, at 404-581-6016.  The Internet address for the HomePage for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia is




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