Cobb man granted bond, accused of trying to buy 12-year-old girl for sex trafficking

Justin Caleb Cook

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

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Justin Caleb Cook

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

More than two weeks after being arrested on a child sex trafficking charge, a Cobb County man was granted bond and released from jail, records show.

Justin Caleb Cook, 43, of Marietta, was released from the county’s jail last week on a $27,720 bond, according to online jail records. He spent 16 days in jail before his release.

He was arrested Feb. 18 on a count of trafficking a person for sexual servitude, AJC.com previously reported. Few details were made public about his charge, but his warrant said he “did attempt to purchase a 12-year-old female child for the purpose of sexual intercourse.”

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He was taken into custody at 736 Whitlock Avenue, which is a building that houses several Cobb government offices and the SafePath Children's Advocacy Center. The latter is a nonprofit that aims to help abused children, according to its website. Whether Cook was inside or outside the building was not provided.

Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk previously told AJC.com that the department would not release any additional information on this case.

“This is a Special Victims Unit case and we don’t usually comment on them, except to acknowledge it is one of our cases,” he said. “Sometimes just commenting on the how of these cases can jeopardize additional investigations they have going.”

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No one was injured.

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