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71 arrested, including Hall Co. woman, in multi-state child sex trafficking sting

By The Associated Press
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ATLANTA - Authorities said 71 people, including one from our area, were arrested and 11 juveniles were rescued from prostitution in Georgia as part of a national undercover child sex trafficking sting.

Officials in the FBI's Atlanta field office Monday said they along with authorities in Macon, Augusta and Savannah participated in the weeklong sting operation, which resulted in arrests on charges including pimping, prostitution and solicitation.

Authorities said arrests ranged from 18-year-old women charged with prostitution to a 51-year-old metro Atlanta man who's charged with attempted child molestation and enticement.

Investigators said the suspects who were arrested in Georgia were also from South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois and New York.

“The FBI’s commitment and dedication toward the protection of our nation’s children is clearly demonstrated in this latest national initiative and its primary objective of recovering juveniles being exploited and arresting those exploiting them. This is not an easy endeavor and the extensive participation and support from our various law enforcement partners is not only appreciated but is very much needed for these initiatives to be successful," J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office said in a news release.

Among last week's arrests, one suspect is from northeast Georgia. According to the FBI, 34-year-old Tarah Casandra Ellis of Flowery Branch is charged with prostitution.

The national initiative was called Operation Cross Country 8. contributed to this story.

Arrests and charges made in Georgia as part of Operation Cross Country 8, according to the FBI:

Bobby Oneal Negri, Jr., age 47, of Powder Springs, GA - Criminal Attempt Child Molestation/Enticement

Keith Brown, age 51, of Stone Mountain, GA – Criminal Attempt Child Molestation/Enticement

Johnathan Bradford, age 43, of Stone Mountain, GA – Criminal Attempt Child Molestation/Enticement

Timothy Kimball, age 28, of Beaufort, S.C. – Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes

Justin Turner, age 26, Rochester, N.Y. – Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes

Jerald Hammond, age 34, of Ridgeland, S.C. – Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes

Joseph Lee Dickerson, age 30, of Martinez, GA – Attempted Child Molestation

Alan Keith Lee, age 24, of Grovetown, GA – Attempted Child Molestation

Gary Lee Jump, Jr., age 28, of Dearing, GA – Attempted Child Molestation

Jammie Wade Coleman, age 34, of Centerville, GA- Online Enticement of a Minor

Andrew Novak, age 30, of Marietta, GA – Interstate Interference with Custody

Jonathan Lyons, age 24, of Decatur – Pimping

Darryl Carlisle, age 27, of Atlanta, GA – Pimping

Danny Lamar Wilcox, age 25, hometown unk.- Pimping

Byron Wilson, age 28, of Covington, GA – Keeping a Place of Prostitution

Natasha Hardy, age 22, of Decatur, GA – Contributing to Deprivation of a Minor

Antonio Bowman, age 29, of Hinesville, GA – Pimping

Karl Hudnall, age 48, of Riverdale, GA – Pimping

Altameese Nikkole Casen, age 30, of unknown – Pimping

Muhamad Vasser, age 28, of unknown - Pimping

Raymond Chapman, age 33, of unknown – Pimping

Branden Peterson, age 21, of St. Louis, MO – Keeping Place of Prostitution

Linda Raines, age 25, of Chattanooga, TN – Loitering

Tenisa Farmer, age 30, of Jasper, TN – Loitering

Regina Robinson, age 38, of unknown – Loitering for Sex

Cedarius Gilberts, age 21, of Fayetteville, GA – Solicitation

Britley Prather, age 21, of Manchester, GA – Solicitation

Nicole Bozeman, age 26, of Decatur, GA – Solicitation

Emmanuella Dubuche, age 24, of Atlanta, GA - Solicitation

Derrick Eugene Corporal, age 26, hometown unk. – Possession of Narcotics

Teronica Few, age 20, of unknown – Prostitution

Kara Brown, age 24, of unknown – Prostitution

Ronika Norwood, age 20, of unknown – Prostitution

Lakesha White, age 20, of unknown – Prostitution

Nakosha White, age 21, of unknown - Prostitution

Tarah Casandra Ellis, age 34, of Flowery Branch, GA – Prostitution

Kayla Knight, age 20, of Norcross, GA – Prostitution

Christin Randolph, age 18, of Chattanooga, TN – Prostitution

Brittany Wright, age 22, of Champaign, IL – Prostitution

Ashley Paden, age 24, of Marietta, GA – Prostitution

Alexis Seals, age 26, of Decatur, GA – Prostitution

Sheronna Phillips, age 26, of Marietta, GA – Prostitution

Monique Woods, age 21, of Atlanta, GA – Prostitution

Jennifer Lauren Smith, age 30, of Atlanta, GA – Prostitution

Felicia Clark, age 24, of Chattanooga, TN – Prostitution

Keira Hudson, age 23, of Decatur, GA – Prostitution

Jessica Smart, age 19, of unknown – Prostitution

Jamyah Adams, age 18, of St. Louis, MO – Prostitution

Joanna Thomas, age 29, of unknown – Prostitution

Shanna Williams, age 28, of Atlanta, GA – Prostitution

Shana Gutzmore, age 20, of unknown – Prostitution

Joy Martin, age 21, of Thomasville, GA – Prostitution

Aisha Nicole Greenlee, age 23, of Williamston, S.C.- Prostitution

Aleysa Brooks, age 20, of Riverdale, GA – Prostitution

Alexis Christian, age 18, of Covington, GA – Prostitution

Shidira Peterkin, age 19, of Athens, GA – Prostitution

Sharita Jackson, age 23, of Riverdale, GA – Prostitution

Brittany Moore, age 20, of Morrow, GA – Prostitution

Monique Long, age 27, of Forest Park, GA – Prostitution

T’ore Tigner, age 19, of Decatur, GA - Prostitution

Saneitra Jackson, age 18, of Decatur, GA – Prostitution

Akia Johnson, age 20 of Riverdale, GA - Prostitution

Lashaunda Collins, age 29, of Hinesville, GA – Prostitution

Diamond Gardener, age 23, of Akron, OH – Prostitution

Sarah Holland, age 29, of Tampa, FL – Prostitution

Robin Hudson, age 24, of Hinesville, GA – Prostitution

Ashley Cole, age 21, of Hinesville, GA – Prostitution

Bertenia Jo Dial-Brown, age 33, of Columbia, S.C.- Prostitution

Laura Marie Campbell, age 29, homeless - Prostitution

Alesha Lorraine Ericson, age 30, homeless – Prostitution

Jamine Lakeisha Salletette, age 23, of unknown – Outstanding warrant/Contempt of Court
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