Augusta man to be arraigned in online sex case

An Augusta man accused of trying to have a sexual relationship with an underage girl is scheduled for arraignment in U.S. District Court on Thursday.

Fawad S. Syed, 46, is charged with attempted online enticement of a minor and two counts of destruction of records in a federal investigation.

Syed is accused of communicating online with a person authorities led him to believe was a 14-year-old girl. He was arrested Feb. 8 at a location he believed was the girl’s home.


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Shaffer takes on new economic development role for Augusta University

Michael Shaffer, the chief lobbyist for Augusta University and a former aide to Gov. Nathan Deal and the late U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, will take on a new role as head of economic development for the university, the university announced this morning. Read more