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Gainesville man charged in child pornography case

By Alyson Shields Reporter

A Gainesville man remains in the Hall County Jail, accused in a child sexual abuse materials case.

Fredys Saravia, Jr., 18, has been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of children, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office, and was taken into custody Thursday morning. 

Authorities said four still images and four videos of child pornography were found via Saravia's Kik mobile messaging app. Investigators seized three phones and a computer during a search warrant at his home in the 100 block of Barrett Street Thursday. Forensic processing on those electronics are pending.  

The crimes reportedly happened between May 4 and May 9 of this year. 

The investigation was a combination of efforts between the Hall County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force after a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on September 28. 

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