Police: no charges for PTC kid photographer
Investigation determined there was no intent to harm kids
Peachtree City police have decided not to file charges against a man who caused a stir last Saturday by photographing several juveniles in the Mark Style subdivision and walking away before the childrens’ mothers could question his actions.
The photographer did not intend to commit a harmful act against the children, and as such police and the victims made a joint decision not to file charges, police said.
The photographer, whom police have not identified, could have been charged with violating a Georgia law which prohibits people from taking photographs of minors without parental consent, police said.
A Fayette County magistrate judge also determined that there was enough probable cause to file a search warrant in the case, officials said.
When the incident was first reported late Saturday afternoon, the photographer’s identity was unknown and police conducted saturated patrols in the area, particularly on the cart path system and roads in the Braelinn Village area, in an effort to locate him.
Residents in the Mark Style subdivision were also interviewed by police, but none could remember seeing a man meeting his description being in the area.
The suspect was successfully identified by police Monday, and he spoke with an investigator, police said.
The following link is to a previous story on this incident: http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/03-07-2011/man-taking-photos-ptc-kids...