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Clayton school bus driver arrested in child sex sting

From Staff Reports

A Clayton County school bus driver and youth minister was suspended from his job after being arrested in a child sex sting operation by Peachtree City police.

Mohammad Bolton, 31, of McDonough was arrested Wednesday and charged with violating the computer pornography and child exploitation act. Police say Bolton came to the city thinking he would be having sex with a 15-year-old girl he'd met online, but the girl was really an undercover agent.

Bolton is a youth minister with Church of Harvest International on Tara Boulevard and is a bus driver for Clayton County Public Schools but was immediately placed on suspension after the arrest.

“Mr. Bolton is on leave without pay and will remain so until the legal investigation is done,” said Charles White, school spokesman. “The school system is conducting an internal investigation in coordination with law enforcement.”

The school system hired Bolton in August 2003 and he served Kemp Primary School, Kemp Elementary School and Lovejoy High School, White said. The school system conducted a background check on Bolton and it came back clear with no criminal record, White said.

In talking to who he thought was a teen he asked to come and sneak into her house to see her, Peachtree Police Chief Jim Murray said. When the agent told him they would get caught, Bolton said, “I do it all the time. It is easy,” Murray said.