A 43-year-old Bartow County man was arrested Wednesday on sexual exploitation and possession of child pornography charges.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation:

Robert Dean of 5590 Highway 20 E, #3115, Cartersville, was arrested at his residence by members of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force.

Dean's arrest was the result of a proactive investigation initiated by the Georgia ICAC Task Force that seeks to target those that possess and distribute illegal child abuse images. A search warrant was executed at Dean’s residence where numerous electronic devices were seized.

The GBI Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit will conduct forensic analysis of the electronic devices belonging to Dean and more charges are possible.

He is being held in the Bartow County Jail.