Ex-UGA employee charged with 43 counts of exploiting children

A 51-year-old Clarke County man was charged Tuesday morning with 43 felony counts of sexual exploitation of children, police said.

Jeffrey Wall Delk was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his Wendy Lane home, according to Hilda Sorrow with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. Computers and cell phones were seized during the investigation, Sorrow said.

Information from the GBI initiated the investigation between Athens-Clarke County and University of Georgia police, Sorrow said. Delk was employed as the assistant director of gift and estate planning for the university, but resigned from his position during the investigation, a UGA spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues. No further details were released.

Delk was booked Tuesday afternoon into the Clarke County jail, where he was being held without bond Wednesday.

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