Ice cream truck operator one of two men arrested for alleged crimes against children

Cornelia Police arrested James May of Clarkesville and the GBI arrested Wilson Beavers of Sautee for unrelated, alleged crimes against children.

Two Northeast Georgia men have been arrested in unrelated incidents, accused of committing crimes against children.

James Edward May, 60, of Clarkesville, was arrested September 4 by Cornelia Police. He’s charged with child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, sexual battery, and cruelty to children in the first degree.

Online records show May was released from the Habersham County Jail on September 5 on $52,100 bond.

Cornelia Police Chief Chad Smith confirms May did operate an ice-cream truck but adds, “our arrest had nothing to do with the ice-cream truck.”

GBI arrests Sautee man

On September 1, the GBI arrested 61-year-old Wilson Franklin Beavers of Sautee for allegedly possessing child pornography.

He was booked into the White County Detention Center and charged with three felony counts of possessing material depicting a minor in sexually explicit conduct. Bond was set at $7500 ($2500 per count). Beavers was released from jail on bond on September 3.

Wilson Beavers is the second White County resident to be arrested on child pornography charges this month. The GBI has arrested at least four other area men on similar charges since January.

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