Sex trafficking spokesman has pending case for impersonating officer

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“I do this because I care,” he said Monday. “I’m sorry if Coweta County’s got some kind of issue with me.”


A Coweta County man who used an assumed named when he spoke to the Grantville City Council about sex trafficking is facing charges of impersonating an officer in Palmetto in October.

Paul Libri identified himself as Tim Taylor when he spoke to the Grantville City Council in June. “Tim Taylor” is listed as president of operations for the Metro Atlanta Human Trafficking Task Force. The task force is a Georgia non-profit organization.

Libri said Monday he uses the pseudonym to protect himself and his family.

Libri was arrested in October. He allegedly dressed as an officer with a uniform, badge, weapon and equipment and set up as traffic stop in Palmetto – reportedly to stop someone he wanted to question about a missing girl.

Libri was charged with impersonating a police officer, giving a false name, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Libri has a criminal record that reportedly was expunged after he fulfilled the requirements of the court – being granted first offender status. He was arrested by Newnan Police in 2009 on theft by deception charges and by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office in 2006 on charges of first degree arson and cruelty to animals. In 2006, authorities identified him as a "person of interest" in more than 20 arson cases in Coweta County.

“Did I get all the stuff in my passed cleared up? Yes, I did,” Libri said.

Capt. John Lewis said Libri was asked to leave a local motel earlier this year while the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a case. Libri said he will continue his work exposing sex trafficking and trying to rescue trafficked teens.

“I do this because I care,” he said Monday. “I’m sorry if Coweta County’s got some kind of issue with me.”



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