GA man faked his disappearance to escape baby porn charges, police declare

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 12:42 PM

Cody Magee, thirty-eight, of Effingham, was presumed lost after he failed to return residence from kayaking close Tybee Island on April seventeen.

GA man faked his disappearance to escape baby porn charges, police declare

A GA man who was thought to be lost at while kayaking off the coast was arrested in OK City Wednesday after trying to avert criminal charges.

Cody Magee, thirty-eight, of Effingham, was presumed lost after he failed to return residence from kayaking close Tybee Island on April seventeen. He was found in OK City Wednesday after a traffic stop, Savannah-Chatham County police spokesman Sonny Cohrs told the Savannah Morning News.

OK City police Sgt. Gary Knight said authorities found a handgun and rifle in Magee’s car. Magee had been indicted in Effingham County for criminal attempt to commit baby molestation, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and baby pornography, police said.

Sheriff'south deputies arrested Magee latest June after undercover investigators posing online as a youthful teenager lured him to a home, said Sgt. Don White of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

"He was chatting with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl," White said. "He wanted to act out some rape fantasies with her."

The Savannah Morning News reported Magee’s wife called police Monday morning after he failed to return residence from a kayak ride in Lazaretto Creek. The U. S. Coast Guard and the Savannah-Chatham police marine patrol unit searched the waters.

Hours after his disappearance was reported, Magee’s kayak was found washed ashore on a beach, Cohrs said. Authorities still scoured the area for any signs of Magee, but eventually stopped before his arrest.

Cohrs said Magee staged his disappearance to avert a Ct appearance in Effingham County. Police issued a bench warrant for his arrest Monday when he didn’t indicate up for court.

White called the situation unique, but the look for wasted a lot of resources.

“(Incidents) love this don’t happen very often,” he said. “It’s very weird for us. Cases love this draw the attention of officers from everywhere and get the attention far from other crimes that are actually committed, and it hurts the community.”

GA authorities were working to extradite Magee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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