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Waycross Man Pleads Guilty To Enticing Minors To Engage In Sex Acts And With Producing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Georgia

Brunswick, GA: Donnell Cornelius Shavers, 22, of Waycross, Georgia, pled guilty earlier this week before Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to enticement of minors to engage in sex acts and to the production of child pornography.  Shavers will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U. S. Probation Office.

The case against Shavers and his codefendant Jacques Donte Taylor arose out of a joint investigation by Homeland Security Investigations and the Ware County Sheriff’s Office, with additional assistance from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.  The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, which is a nationwide U. S. Department of Justice initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.

Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Crumby is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.  For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547. 

Updated April 13, 2015