Taylorsville-Cary Rhodes arrested

Taylorsville-Cary Rhodes arrested

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Cartersville, GA

#1 Oct 28, 2011
The mayor of a small northwest Georgia town who believed he was meeting a minor for sex instead was met by FBI agents and arrested.
Murray County Sheriff's Department Cary Rhodes, 57, of Taylorsville, was arrested Thursday by FBI agents on charges of attempted aggravated child molestation and violation of the Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Act.
Cary Wayne Rhodes, 57, of Taylorsville, was arrested Thursday in Chatsworth by FBI officers and booked into the Murray County Jail, Brian D. Lamkin, special agent in charge, said Friday afternoon.
Instead of communicating online with a minor child, Rhodes was instead speaking to undercover agents, Special Agent Stephen Emmett told the AJC.
"There was no minor child," Emmett said.
Rhodes faces charges of attempted aggravated child molestation and violation of the Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Act, Lamkin said.
Rhodes is a licensed engineer and is self-employed, according to the Georgia Secretary of State's Office. He is also registered with the state as the secretary and chief financial officer for Taylorsville Baptist Church.
Taylorsville, which straddles Bartow and Polk counties, is about 40 miles northwest of Marietta
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Cartersville, GA

#2 Oct 28, 2011
57 year old man trying to meet up with a minor for sex is just SICK!!!

Since: Mar 08

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#5 Oct 28, 2011
If nothing else, you'd think these stings would deter some of this! Sad that they obviously don't consider how such an arrest will destroy their family's lives!
Upstanding citizen

United States

#7 Oct 28, 2011
It's amazing how you think you know someone so well but they end up being a wolf in Sheeps clothing. The man is sick and I can only pray for his family and close friends who have to deal with the embarrassment and the shock I this horrible ordeal. You can only be thankful that there was not a child involved and the police caught him before he caused any more harm and pain...such a shame
captain

Rome, GA

#8 Oct 28, 2011
Upstanding citizen wrote:
It's amazing how you think you know someone so well but they end up being a wolf in Sheeps clothing. The man is sick and I can only pray for his family and close friends who have to deal with the embarrassment and the shock I this horrible ordeal. You can only be thankful that there was not a child involved and the police caught him before he caused any more harm and pain...such a shame
Did he have child porn? which means real children involved

Who next?
Upstanding citizen

United States

#10 Oct 28, 2011
I choose upstanding citizen because he was that kind of a guy ...always did the right thing walked the line ...and this just goes to show that u may think u know someone. But u really don't..and it's a shame ...my sympathy goes out to the family
bubber

Rome, GA

#12 Oct 28, 2011
Barronets wrote:
<quoted text>This is like"porn"to all you"Hang em high"gossips huh? lmao!!!
Hardly!! I am disgusted by this and the only way I know to react is with outrage! What a sick man - may as well have neeb a true victim because thus was hardly his first action unless he is the rare exception.

So I would appreciate some respect for those who actually know him and had no idea - unlike too many others I refuse to stay quiet and overlook such hideous acts!
To Bad So Sad

Winder, GA

#13 Oct 29, 2011
I have no respect or sympothy for him or his family. I worked for Cary Rhodes for years at his Engineering Company he owns in Cartersville I have always said he wasn't right in the head and was a sick puppy. The one thing the news isn't telling you Cary and his wife owns a dance studio right next door to the engineering company with adjoining doors and alot of kids come in and out all the time, how many of the kids have been a victim in the past and just to damn scared to say? I see a few people on here are saying "I will pray for him and is family" I will be the first to say I won't pray for him or waste my breath or time on him however I will pray for any victims they may have been. I truely hope he gets sent to prison loses everything he has and an aids infested "Bubba" make him his bitch in prison I have no sympothy for people that harms kids.
El Duderino

Fayetteville, GA

#15 Oct 29, 2011
He was set up by TO BAD SO SAD
To Bad So Sad

Winder, GA

#18 Oct 30, 2011
Richard Hicks wrote:
<quoted text>A 16 yr old girl is a kid?Hell,most of them are PG by then.
Yes a 16 year old is still a kid if a lot of females that age are pregnant or not is not the point. Cary is 57 it's not like he is 18. If you want to support Cary and Rhonda for the actions he has done and make excusses for what he has done do it that is the beauty or living in america. Why should I lower myself and blame you or anyone else on here by saying you set Cary up when we all know we didn't. We all have the ability to make our on decisions and choices and he made his why he did what he did no one will ever know, I am just saying I have no respect for people that harm children and what ever harm they get they deserve.

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#20 Oct 30, 2011
I don't believe anyone said he was set up. Personally, I tend to believe that anyone who acts in any way on such perversion is guilty whether there is a "real" victim or not. These type of deviants are usually past the point of trading child porn materials by computer and have escalated their behavior.

The incidence of these acts is becoming increasingly alarming, but it's devastating when you see community leaders arrested for such crimes; if possible, such individuals should face stiffer sentences because they are role models for our young but instead seem to be preying on the trust and respect we teach them to have for their community leaders
To Bad So Sad

Winder, GA

#23 Oct 30, 2011
Richard Hicks wrote:
<quoted text>YES,it was a set up...have you never seen it on TV?The person on the other end of the computer or the phone is a policeman.No minors are there,no one is touched and the guy goes to jail for years for having an impure thought.Are all your thoughts pure?
Richard are you living in the same fantasy world as Cary? The investagation started because of previous actions of Cary. I can see your small minded and can only see things your way and you think Cary is being screwed and I an sorry for your small mind and inability to so things the way they are and that he is a pervert and pedifile.
GoodMom

Atlanta, GA

#24 Oct 30, 2011
Richard Hicks wrote:
<quoted text>A 16 yr old girl is a kid?Hell,most of them are PG by then.
Maybe in your family, but not ours. I bet he would have acted on his sick plan had there been an actual child. These "set ups" are the only way to get these vile sickos off the streets to protect our kids. Too many children become their victims. Too bad they can't just execute them when they show up to have sex with a child.

“Good to Go!!”

Since: Sep 11

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#25 Oct 30, 2011
male or female child? let's see just where he is on the sicko scale
To Bad So Sad

Winder, GA

#26 Oct 30, 2011
Laura Fullbusch wrote:
male or female child? let's see just where he is on the sicko scale
I doubt we will ever know if it was a male or female. I think he should be strung up by his balls and hung up in front of rabid animales.
COOP

Dallas, GA

#27 Oct 30, 2011
To Bad So Sad wrote:
I have no respect or sympothy for him or his family. I worked for Cary Rhodes for years at his Engineering Company he owns in Cartersville I have always said he wasn't right in the head and was a sick puppy. The one thing the news isn't telling you Cary and his wife owns a dance studio right next door to the engineering company with adjoining doors and alot of kids come in and out all the time, how many of the kids have been a victim in the past and just to damn scared to say? I see a few people on here are saying "I will pray for him and is family" I will be the first to say I won't pray for him or waste my breath or time on him however I will pray for any victims they may have been. I truely hope he gets sent to prison loses everything he has and an aids infested "Bubba" make him his bitch in prison I have no sympothy for people that harms kids.
I disagree with not feeling sorry for his wife, and daughters. I couldn't imagine the pain that they are going through. I will pray daily for this family!
COOP

Dallas, GA

#28 Oct 30, 2011
Richard Hicks wrote:
<quoted text>A 16 yr old girl is a kid?Hell,most of them are PG by then.
PERV!!!!!!
No set up

Cedartown, GA

#29 Oct 30, 2011
If the man was seeking/soliciting a minor for sex, he is guilty. Stings take time. It's not like he just "stumbled" upon the wrong site, or chat board, or whatever method he used. The police first have to establish that there is indeed a threat to a minor's safety, gather evidence of those intentions and then they can make their move to catch the guy.

I am sure, with the FBI involved, they did everything they needed to do before an arrest is made. This is not the kind of crime someone just decides they'll commit that morning when they wake up.
Dead wrOng

Clarkston, GA

#30 Oct 30, 2011
Richard Hicks wrote:
This was a make-believe child in a police set up.There was NO victim!They are going to put him in jail for what he was thinking.If thats the case we would ALL be in jail
All of us wouldn't be in jail!!!also there was probably a victim or many before this! Something made the cops put their eye on him! Think for a minute!
Dead wrOng

Clarkston, GA

#31 Oct 30, 2011
Richard Hicks wrote:
<quoted text>YES,it was a set up...have you never seen it on TV?The person on the other end of the computer or the phone is a policeman.No minors are there,no one is touched and the guy goes to jail for years for having an impure thought.Are all your thoughts pure?
you need to go to jail too! If you are thinking this is ok, you are sick too! Wow!

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