A former Forsyth County youth minister who was arrested earlier this year for child molestation now faces charges in Dawson County.
Sean E. Paul, 28, of Dawsonville faces 33 felony charges in Dawson County. He was taken into custody Monday afternoon.
According to Public Information Officer Tony Wooten, 32 of the 33 charges are for sexual exploitation of children. The warrants say he (Paul) did knowingly possess or control material that depicts a minor or a portion of a minors body engaged in sexually explicit conduct, Wooten said of the charges. The remaining charge is computer pornography. The warrant states that he (Paul) did intentionally compile images of sexual conduct with a minor child.
Paul was arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriffs Office on March 14. He turned himself in to deputies on charges of child molestation and one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes. Both are felony offenses. He was also charged with electronically furnishing obscene material to a minor, which is a misdemeanor. Paul was released from Forsyth County Jail on March 17 after he made a $39,300 bond.
Paul was a youth minister at First Christian Church in Cumming at the time of his arrest. He was terminated from his position after the arrest.
Wooten said during Forsyth Countys investigation, evidence from a laptop computer and thumb-drive indicated there may have been more victims in Dawson County.
We know that hes allegedly said in text messages to another minor that there could potentially be other victims out there, Wooten said.
Anyone with information related to Pauls arrest is asked to call the sheriffs office at 706-344-3535.