The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of 8 individuals after a human trafficking investigation. A warrant has been issued for an additional suspect.
The heinous allegations include sex trafficking, racketeering and criminal gang activity. It is alleged that four women, including a minor, were trafficked.
A human trafficking investigation led by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Attorney General’s Office resulted in the arrest of eight people. To view the full story,
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Nine people are facing charges in Gwinnett County in connection with a sex trafficking, racketeering and criminal gang activity case in which four women — including one minor — were trafficked, and the Georgia Attorney General’s Office said eight of the suspects are in custody.
And, one of the suspects was indicted last month on a trafficking of persons for sexual servitude charge related to the investigation that has yielded new charges and more suspects.
The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office led the investigation, but Gwinnett police, the Fulton and DeKalb Sheriff’s Offices, DeKalb County police, Cobb County police and the U.S. Marshals Services helped with the investigation and the arrests of the suspects. The Attorney General’s Office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution and Gang Prosecution units will prosecute the case.
“Sadly, we continue to see a connection between criminal street gangs and human trafficking, and those who engage in this violent and illegal activity must be stopped,” Attorney General Chris Carr said. “Between our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit and our new Gang Prosecution Unit, we are working to protect our most vulnerable and pursuing those who would put them in danger. This case is just the latest example that by working together across all levels of law enforcement, we can produce better outcomes that ultimately lead to a safer Georgia.”