The suspect and victim's conversations continued even after Chappell, convicted in 2000 for molesting two children, was jailed in Cobb County on a probation violation. According to the criminal complaint, Cobb deputies noticed that the person Chappell was talking to sounded like a young girl. Investigators went to her home after they overheard the suspect on the phone providing a friend with the girl's address. The case was turned over to the FBI.
Chappell was sentenced to 20 years and three years of supervised release on charges of enticing a minor to engage in prostitution and transporting and harboring a minor for prostitution. His previous conviction added to the sentence, prosecutors said, which includes three years of supervised release.