BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A former Bulloch County deputy has been indicted on a federal child pornography charge.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 43-year-old Travis Tuenge of Statesboro was arrested on Thursday, July 11 for sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.
On July 8, the GBI was requested by Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown to investigate an allegation made against Tuenge. Once the allegations were known, the sheriff immediately relieved Tuenge of his duties and placed him on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. Tuenge then resigned from the sheriff’s office.
An investigation revealed Tuenge was in possession of child pornography, according to the GBI. He was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force without incident, and was booked into the Bulloch County Jail.
Tuenge was indicted by a federal grand jury in September with possession of child pornography. The charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison, and there is no parole in the federal system.