A Georgia cop is on the wrong side of the law after he was busted as part of a sting set up to catch child predators.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, part-time Tunnel Hill police officer Abraham Flores Galvan was arrested Thursday on suspicion of traveling to a Roswell shopping center with the intent of having sex with a minor.
Roswell police spokesperson Lisa Holland said the department set up an undercover operation to catch individuals targeting children online.
During that operation, she said, Galvan “initiated contact with an individual identifying themselves as being a child under the age of consent.”
The suspect, at the time an officer in the small town about 95 miles north of Atlanta, allegedly arranged a time and place to meet the individual he believed to be a minor.
According to Holland, officers with the North Fulton SWAT team aided local police in tracking Galvan to the shopping center where he was arrested.
He was arrested on charges of enticing a child to commit an illegal act and obscene internet contact with a child.
Roswell officers began investigating Galvan “last week when he engaged with what he thought was a 14 year old girl,” according to information reported by the Marietta Daily Journal.
The Tunnel Hill Police Department was reportedly informed of Galvan’s arrest and confirmed he was fired.
As of the latest available reports, he remained in police custody at the Fulton County jail with bond set at $10,000.
His initial court appearance was Friday morning and he is set to appear again later this month.
[Featured image: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office]