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Authorities: Devices in sex offender’s home had sexually explicit videos of children
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RONALD PAUL SEGARS

A registered sex offender in Gainesville had two storage devices seized from his home which allegedly had sexually explicit content involving children, according to authorities.

The Georgia Department of Community Supervision’s Gainesville office requested Dec. 2 for Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies to go to the home of Ronald Paul Segars, 65.

DCS officers seized two data storage devices from Segars’ home on Whiting Road.

According to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, Segars’ previous offense was child molestation, and he has been on parole since August 2018.

DCS arrested Segars and charged him with a felony parole violation while the Sheriff’s Office continued to investigate the storage devices.

“During forensic processing, images and videos of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct were discovered on the devices,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in an email.

Segars, who has been in the Hall County Jail since Dec. 2, was served Tuesday, Dec. 31, with a warrant on a sexual exploitation of children charge. According to the Hall County database, no bond has been set.

Attorney information was not available for Segars Thursday, Jan. 2.

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