Kosciusko Police Officer Charged for Internet Crimes


Kosciusko Police Officer, Darren Cawthorn has been arrested and transported to Walton County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.

Chief RJ Adams of the Kosciusko Police Department says that Cawthorn was charged for internet crimes that occurred in 2021, before Cawthorn became a police officer.

“We don’t condone that kind of behavior. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. If he is proven guilty, he will be terminated.”

For now, Officer Cawthorn has been put on indefinite leave.

  1. Jason McBride
    Jason McBride
    May 10, 2023 at 12:57 PM

    Innocent until proven guilty…..HA!

  2. Jackie
    May 10, 2023 at 1:26 PM

    Obviously, someone did not do a background check!

  3. Kim Wynne
    Kim Wynne
    May 10, 2023 at 1:51 PM

    Does Kosciusko not do background checks for our police officers??

    • Deb Penn
      Deb Penn
      May 10, 2023 at 8:55 PM

      May not show up before he’s actually charged.

  4. Dana Gwin
    Dana Gwin
    May 10, 2023 at 3:30 PM

    That’s pretty v**ue…

  5. Mike
    May 10, 2023 at 5:09 PM

    “Internet Crimes” is just another v**ue way of brushing something under the rug yet again. Why doesn’t RJ Adams actually say what the warrant from Florida was actually for? A warrant is not signed by a judge in such a v**ue expression for it must actually have a statute number with precise verbiage. So if it is “crimes” then there must be multiple different violations of the law committed, so what all crimes is he accused of?

    • michael
      June 9, 2023 at 6:58 PM

      in short, charged with three counts of transmitting harmful information to minors, one count of using a computer to seduce, solicit or lure a child who is misrepresenting their age, and one count of using a two-way device to facilitate a felony.

  6. Deb
    May 10, 2023 at 6:25 PM

    So what did he do? Vague headline leads people to think the worst. He looks like a kid. Hopefully if he did wrong he’ll learn a lesson and move on to become a better man. 🙏

  7. Sheri Biggs
    Sheri Biggs
    May 10, 2023 at 8:41 PM

    Obviously people don’t realize the process of background checks. Thank you Chief Adams for your dedication to the community & trying to uphold the legal process.

  8. Allen Mccrory
    Allen Mccrory
    May 11, 2023 at 9:24 AM

    A background check wouldn’t have shown this because he hadn’t been charged yet also he is innocent until proven guilty!

    • concern citizen
      concern citizen
      May 30, 2023 at 8:17 AM

      hmmmmm.🤔read star heald…..list of things including minors

  9. Naome Pettit
    Naome Pettit
    May 11, 2023 at 4:21 PM

    If it was anybody else the laundry would be aired out all over the place in details

  10. ronnie williams
    ronnie williams
    May 19, 2023 at 1:21 AM



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