News Nearby: Cobb Man Indicted for Extorting Minors to Produce Child Porn
Here are headlines from around the region for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
Cobb Man Indicted for Extorting Minors to Produce Child Porn
A Cobb County man has been indicted for using social media to lure and then force teenagers into sending him nude pictures.
Tremain Hutchinson, 27, of Mableton, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 18, 2012, on charges that he induced and coerced minors into producing child pornography, enticed and coerced minors into engaging in sexual activity, received and possessed child pornography, and transferred obscene material to minors. Read more on South Cobb Patch.
GM to Bring 1,000 New High-Tech Jobs to Roswell
Making the rumored move official, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that General Motors will, in fact, open an IT Innovation Center in Roswell creating 1,000 high-tech jobs and investing $26 million in the area.
“Roswell is excited about General Motors’ purchase from UPS of a 228,000-square-foot building on Mansell Road designed and wired for high-tech employees,” said Roswell Mayor Jere Wood. Read more on Roswell Patch.
Buckhead Pastor No Longer on Obama Inauguration Program
ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl first reported on Twitter that Rev. Louie Giglio of Buckhead's Passion City Church has chosen to remove himself from President Barack Obama's inauguration program. Giglio had been selected to deliver the benediction at the event on Jan. 21.
According to tweets from Karl, who was told by an inaugural source, Giglio "pulled himself out when he realized this was going to be a distraction."
President Barack Obama has come under fire for selecting Giglio, who advocated "ex-gay" therapy and fighting the LGBT movement's "aggressive agenda," according to Think Progress. Read more on Buckhead Patch.
Norcross Teen Claims He Was Forced to Steal His Mom's Car
A Norcross teen told police that three men knocked on his door Christmas night, pulled a gun and knife on him, and forced him to steal his mother's car, which he wrecked.
According to the Norcross Police report, Gwinnett County Police contacted the city department so that Norcross could look into an incident concerning a local woman and her car that had crashed in Lawrenceville. Read more on Norcross Patch.