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Murrayville man accused of offering 17-year-old cash for sexual photographs
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Randy Stephens

A Murrayville man is accused of offering a teenage girl money for “sexually suggestive photographs,” according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators delved into the alleged online activity of Randy James Stephens, 21, and a 17-year-old girl he “knew to be a minor,” Lt. Scott Ware said.

Ware said Stephens allegedly propositioned the girl Tuesday, Dec. 18, for “sexual activity which he intended to record.”

“Stephens offered to pay the victim in this case money in exchange for sexually suggestive photographs, as well as paying her for participating in various sexual acts with him which he intended to capture on video,” Ware wrote in a news release.

Ware was unfamiliar with how much money was offered.

“I know they knew one another but I don’t know anything further or more specific regarding their affiliation,” Ware wrote in an email.

Stephens was charged with felony pandering and sexual exploitation of a minor.

He was booked Thursday, Dec. 20, in to the Hall County Jail, where he remains without bond.

There was no attorney information available for Stephens with Magistrate Court officials.