Online court documents along with several telephone calls to law enforcement officials have revealed details surrounding the arrest of 32 year old Gabriel Goolsby. Officials say a tip to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force helped lead them to the arrest. The local Task Force agent, Carmi Police Officer David Beam was busy working another case we’re told, which required a call to the Jefferson County agent for assistance. Grayville Police served the warrant that put Goolsby behind bars at the White County Jail. He’s been charged with 5 Class X Felony counts of Child Pornography in which the victim was under the age of 13. Goolsby appeared in court on Wednesday via videoconference and is being represented by court appointed attorney Brian Shinkle. Bond has been set at $150,000 and Goolsby is due back in front of Judge Webb on July 29th for a preliminary hearing. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing more than 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. Report suspicion of child sexual exploitation to your local police, or the ICAC Task Force hotline at 1-800-843-5678.
A reminder that those charged with crimes are assumed innocent until proven guilty.