Winder is a city of about Barrow County is a county of approximately 70,000 residents, located about an hour northeast of Atlanta, Georgia (near Athens). In May 2012, the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office conducted a web-based reverse sting that resulted in the arrest of four johns. Officers placed a decoy advertisement to Backpage.com, offering commercial sex. When men responded to the listing and arranged to meet with an undercover female officer at a motel in Winder, they were arrested by Barrow County deputies. The names, ages, and towns of residence of those arrested were released to the public.
- Barrow County Sheriff’s Office