Fulton County

UGA baseball trainer arrested on felony charges of obscene contact with a child

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A trainer for the University of Georgia baseball team was arrested Thursday on felony charges involving obscene materials and contact with a child.

Jason Castleman, 34, was initially arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and taken to the Athens-Clarke County jail, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution learned Saturday.

He was then picked up by Roswell police Friday and taken to the Fulton County jail, according to the AJC.

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Clarke County records show that Castleman was arrested on a felony charge of using a “computer service to seduce, solicit, lure, entice” a child to commit an illegal act.

Fulton County records list the charges as electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors, obscene internet contact with a child, solicitation of sodomy and using a computer service to seduce, solicit, lure or entice a child.

Roswell Police said the charges stem from illicit conversations online with someone Castleman believed to be a minor.

Castleman has since been fired by UGA, according to a statement by the Athletic Association.

“The Athletic Association learned of the charges against this individual Thursday 2.18.21 and immediately terminated his employment with the university. Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we have no further comment.”

His profile has been removed from the staff directory online.

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