According to a Catoosa County sheriff’s report:
Eric Burton Eisenbach, 38, of 2025 Sand Wedge Circle, faces charges of criminal intent to commit aggravated child molestation, sexual exploitation of a child, child pornography, and violating the Child Exploitation Act of 1999. He was booked at the Catoosa County jail and has been released on $30,000 bond.
Eisenbach thought he was meeting a child at Hampton Inn on Battlefield Parkway in Ringgold.
Detective Tim Deal was working with the Northwest Georgia Innocent Images Task Force when he began to re-ceive electronic communication from Eisenbach.
Eisenbach began making references to having sexual contact the child. Eisenbach sent child pornography as part of the exchange.
“A dialogue had been established between the offender and detective Deal,” Catoosa County sheriff Phil Sum-mers said. “The offender thought he was meeting with an underage child. He had sent pornography over the inter-net, and the arrest was made at the local hotel.
“It’s unfortunate that things like this happen, but it seems to be happening more and more with the internet and things of that nature,” Summers said. “The current charges are local. However once they are evaluated, the charges could be exercised at the federal level.”