Nine people in Gwinnett County, Georgia charged with human trafficking
The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of 8 people following a human trafficking investigation. An arrest warrant has been issued for another suspect.
The heinous allegations include sex trafficking, extortion and criminal gang activities. Four women, including one a minor, are alleged to have been trafficked.
A human trafficking investigation conducted by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Attorney General’s Office resulted in the arrests of eight people. To see the full story
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The Gwinnett Daily Post reports:
Nine people are being charged in Gwinnett County in connection with a sex trafficking, racketeering and criminal gang activity case in which four women — including one a minor — were trafficked, and the Georgia Attorney General’s office said eight of the suspects are in custody.
And one of the suspects was charged last month with human trafficking for sexual bondage in connection with the investigation, which has led to new charges and more suspects.
The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office directed the investigation, but the Gwinnett Police Department, the Fulton and DeKalb Sheriff’s Offices, the DeKalb County Police Department, the Cobb County Police Department, and the US Marshals Services assisted in the investigation and the arrest of the suspects. The human trafficking and gang prosecution divisions of the attorney general’s office will be following the case.
“Unfortunately, we continue to see a connection between criminal street gangs and human trafficking, and those engaging in these violent and illegal activities must be stopped,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “Through our Human Trafficking Law Enforcement Unit and our new Gang Law Enforcement Unit, we are working to protect our most vulnerable and prosecute those who would put them at risk. This case is just the latest example that by working together at all levels of law enforcement, we can achieve better outcomes that ultimately lead to a safer Georgia.”