41-year-old Todd McAdoo of Knoxville, a network technician for the University of Tennesee, has been arrested in Catoosa County, Georgia after traveling there to allegedly have sex with a minor.
A statement from the FBI office in Atlanta says that McAdoo engaged FBI agents in chat thinking that they were a child. McAdoo drove from Knoxville to Catoosa County yesterday after having made plans to meet with the child. Obviously he met with law enforcement instead.
McAdoo, who has been in the employ of UT for twelve years, has been lodged in the Catoosa County Jail in Ringgold on charges of attempting to solicit a child for sex. He is currently on leave with pay from UT, which is standard practice for the University when a legal investigation is going on.
Below is the press release from the FBI,
“ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Gregory Jones, FBI Atlanta, announces on behalf of the Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force, the following arrest:
Todd McAdoo, age 41, a resident of Knoxville, Tennessee, was arrested at Catoosa County, Georgia on Sunday, October 18, 2009 on state charges related to attempting to solicit a minor child for sex. McAdoo traveled to Catoosa County, Georgia after having engaged undercover officers/agents of the FBI’s Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force in a series of chats on the internet.
McAdoo, an employee of the University of Tennessee, is currently being detained at the Catoosa County County Detention Center.
The Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force consists of federal agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and officers from the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office, Dalton Police Department, Dade County Sheriff’s Office, Rossville Police Department, and the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office.
The public is reminded that all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”
Police and the University aren’t releasing whether or not UT computers were used in the crime but they are cooperating.