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Gainesville man charged in case involving sexually explicit images of children
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Jeffrey Erwin Giessen

A Gainesville man was found with “pictures and videos of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct” after a tip from a neighboring law enforcement agency, Hall authorities said.

Jeffrey Erwin Giessen, 64, is charged with felony sexual exploitation of a child.

He was arrested Monday, April 30, in the 2200 block of Karen Lane in West Hall when investigators carried out a search warrant.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said it’s not yet known if Giessen knew the children in the images, as investigators are still working through them.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office first picked up on the images then alerted Hall County, Booth said.

Giessen made his first appearance Tuesday, May 1, where he waived his committal hearing.

He remains at the Hall County Jail, where he was booked Monday, April 30, with no bond as of Tuesday afternoon.

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