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Alleged police impersonator arrested

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PALMETTO, Ga. -

Several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are teaming up to learn more about a man they say posed as a police officer and posted pictures of sex crime victims on the internet.

Palmetto Police say Paul Libri, 41, falsely identifies himself as "Tim Taylor" and has been charged with identifying sex crime victims on his website and Facebook page.

Atlanta Police, DeKalb County, Fayetteville, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, The GBI and the FBI are teaming up to compare notes.

Police say he is interfering with their cases and targeting people at their most vulnerable moments.

“He operates a service called metro Atlanta Human Trafficking Task Force in which he allegedly goes out and assists families in locating or notifying girls that are missing and victims of human trafficking,” said Palmetto Police Sergeant Lee Gragg.

According to police, Libri posed as an agent in his personal investigation of a missing Palmetto girl and has several missing children's posters on his Facebook page they believe may be sex crime victims.

In October police arrested Libri for impersonating a police officer during traffic stops where he asked drivers to get out of the car and hand over their personal information.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says Libri interfered in a runaway search and have issued an active warrant for obstruction.

Police say the FBI is looking into money possibly donated through Libri's website and how it was used. Investigators found a book on Amazon they believe belongs to Libri. It is about human trafficking by "Tim Taylor."

Coweta County officials say Libri went before the Grantville City Council last year and offered to help train their police on human trafficking.

Police are trying to figure out a motive.

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