A Dawsonville man was arrested March 23 after Dawson County investigators received information from another law enforcement agency in February referencing sexual abuse that was reported to have occurred in Dawson County.
According to Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson, an investigation by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office was initiated upon receiving the information and Farrish Phillip Moon, 58, was arrested on numerous charges.
Moon was charged with seven counts of criminal attempt to commit sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of rape and one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes, all felonies.
According to Johnson, warrants allege that Moon did knowingly possess a material that depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The seven counts of criminal attempt stem from websites found on Moon’s cellphone and are reported to have occurred on Feb. 22.
Warrants also detail that Moon allegedly committed the offense of enticing a child for indecent purposes when he took a child under the age of 16 to a residence for the purpose of committing an indecent act against the child.
Moon has also been charged with two counts of rape.
According to Johnson warrants accuse Moon of “having carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will on two separate occasions.”
The enticing a child and rape charges are reported to have occurred between 2013 and 2016.
As of March 26, Moon is currently being held without bail in the Dawson County Detention Center.