COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Cobb County sheriff’s deputy has found himself on the opposite side of the law Thursday night.
Deputy Peter Bilardello was arrested by the Cobb County Police Department around 6:30 p.m.
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The Marietta man is being charged with sexual exploitation of a child and distribution of child abuse material.
Cobb County Sheriff Craig Owens says Bilardello has been placed on unpaid administrative leave while a criminal investigation is completed. He has also directed the Internal Affairs department to conduct a separate investigation.
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Details about Bilardello’s alleged crimes are limited at this time.
He is currently being held in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.
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