June 23, 2014

Eleven Recoveries of Juveniles, 71 Arrested in Georgia as Part of National Law Enforcement Operation Targeting Commercial Child Sex Trafficking

During the past week, the FBI Atlanta Field Office, along with its Macon, Augusta, and Savannah Resident Agencies and their associated Child Exploitation Task Forces, conducted law enforcement operations in support of Operation Cross Country VIII to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States. The operation included enforcement actions in and around Atlanta, Macon, Augusta, and Savannah, Georgia, and led to 11 recoveries of juveniles who were being victimized through prostitution or other computer based exploitation. Additionally, 71 individuals were arrested on various state charges to include pimping, criminal attempt child molestation/enticement of a minor, prostitution, and solicitation.

J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, stated, “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.”

Operation Cross Country is part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative that was established in 2003 by the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, in partnership with the Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, to address the growing problem of child prostitution.

To date, the FBI and its task force partners have recovered more than 3,400 children from being exploited. The investigations and subsequent 1,450 convictions have resulted in lengthy sentences, including 14 life terms.

These FBI led task force operations usually begin as local enforcement actions that target truck stops, casinos, street “tracks,” and websites that advertise dating or escort services, based on intelligence gathered by officers working in their respective jurisdictions. Initial arrests are often violations of local and state laws relating to prostitution or solicitation. Information gleaned from those arrested frequently uncovers organized efforts to prostitute women and children across many states. FBI agents further develop this evidence in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section so that prosecutors can help bring federal charges in those cities where child prostitution occurs.

The FBI Atlanta Office thanks its law enforcement partners participating in Operation Cross Country VIII and their ongoing enforcement efforts regarding child exploitation matters. Those agencies include: Marietta Police Department (PD), Department of Juvenile Justice, Cobb County PD, Cobb County District Attorney’s Office, Atlanta PD, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Gwinnett PD, Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office , Dekalb County PD, Dekalb County District Attorney’s Office, Hapeville PD, Clayton County PD, Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, Clayton County District Attorney’s Office, Clayton County Solicitor’s Office, Sandy Springs PD, Smyrna PD, Alpharetta PD, U.S. Attorney’s Office/Northern District of Georgia, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Pooler PD, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Hinesville PD, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia State Pardons and Parole, and the Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services.

The FBI would also like to acknowledge and thank those non-government organizations (NGOs) for their valuable contributions and assistance: Georgia Cares, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Rainbow House.

Those arrested during this past week’s operation are as follows:

  • Bobby Oneal Negri, Jr., age 47, of Powder Springs, Georgia—criminal attempt child molestation/enticement
  • Keith Brown, age 51, of Stone Mountain, Georgia—criminal attempt child molestation/enticement
  • Johnathan Bradford, age 43, of Stone Mountain, Georgia—criminal attempt child molestation/enticement
  • Timothy Kimball, age 28, of Beaufort, South Carolina—enticing a child for indecent purposes
  • Justin Turner, age 26, Rochester, New York—enticing a child for indecent purposes
  • Jerald Hammond, age 34, of Ridgeland, South Carolina—enticing a child for indecent purposes
  • Joseph Lee Dickerson, age 30, of Martinez, Georgia—attempted child molestation
  • Alan Keith Lee, age 24, of Grovetown, Georgia—attempted child molestation
  • Gary Lee Jump, Jr., age 28, of Dearing, Georgia—attempted child molestation
  • Jammie Wade Coleman, age 34, of Centerville, Georgia—online enticement of a minor
  • Andrew Novak, age 30, of Marietta, Georgia—interstate interference with custody
  • Jonathan Lyons, age 24, of Decatur—pimping
  • Darryl Carlisle, age 27, of Atlanta, Georgia—pimping
  • Danny Lamar Wilcox, age 25, hometown unknown—pimping
  • Byron Wilson, age 28, of Covington, Georgia—keeping a place of prostitution
  • Natasha Hardy, age 22, of Decatur, Georgia—contributing to deprivation of a minor
  • Antonio Bowman, age 29, of Hinesville, Georgia—pimping
  • Karl Hudnall, age 48, of Riverdale, Georgia—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, Missouri—keeping place of prostitution
  • Linda Raines, age 25, of Chattanooga, Tennessee—loitering
  • Tenisa Farmer, age 30, of Jasper, Tennessee—loitering
  • Regina Robinson, age 38, of unknown—loitering for sex
  • Cedarius Gilberts, age 21, of Fayetteville, Georgia—solicitation
  • Britley Prather, age 21, of Manchester, Georgia—solicitation
  • Nicole Bozeman, age 26, of Decatur, Georgia—solicitation
  • Emmanuella Dubuche, age 24, of Atlanta, Georgia—solicitation
  • Derrick Eugene Corporal, age 26, hometown unknown—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, Georgia—prostitution
  • Kayla Knight, age 20, of Norcross, Georgia—prostitution
  • Christin Randolph, age 18, of Chattanooga, Tennessee—prostitution
  • Brittany Wright, age 22, of Champaign, Illinois—prostitution
  • Ashley Paden, age 24, of Marietta, Georgia—prostitution
  • Alexis Seals, age 26, of Decatur, Georgia—prostitution
  • Sheronna Phillips, age 26, of Marietta, Georgia—prostitution
  • Monique Woods, age 21, of Atlanta, Georgia—prostitution
  • Jennifer Lauren Smith, age 30, of Atlanta, Georgia—prostitution
  • Felicia Clark, age 24, of Chattanooga, Tennessee—prostitution
  • Keira Hudson, age 23, of Decatur, Georgia—prostitution
  • Jessica Smart, age 19, of unknown—prostitution
  • Jamyah Adams, age 18, of St. Louis, Missouri—prostitution
  • Joanna Thomas, age 29, of unknown—prostitution
  • Shanna Williams, age 28, of Atlanta, Georgia—prostitution
  • Shana Gutzmore, age 20, of unknown—prostitution
  • Joy Martin, age 21, of Thomasville, Georgia—prostitution
  • Aisha Nicole Greenlee, age 23, of Williamston, South Carolina—prostitution
  • Aleysa Brooks, age 20, of Riverdale, Georgia—prostitution
  • Alexis Christian, age 18, of Covington, Georgia—prostitution
  • Shidira Peterkin, age 19, of Athens, Georgia—prostitution
  • Sharita Jackson, age 23, of Riverdale, Georgia—prostitution
  • Brittany Moore, age 20, of Morrow, Georgia—prostitution
  • Monique Long, age 27, of Forest Park, Georgia—prostitution
  • T’ore Tigner, age 19, of Decatur, Georgia—prostitution
  • Saneitra Jackson, age 18, of Decatur, Georgia—prostitution
  • Akia Johnson, age 20 of Riverdale, Georgia—prostitution
  • Lashaunda Collins, age 29, of Hinesville, Georgia—prostitution
  • Diamond Gardener, age 23, of Akron, Ohio—prostitution
  • Sarah Holland, age 29, of Tampa, Florida—prostitution
  • Robin Hudson, age 24, of Hinesville, Georgia—prostitution
  • Ashley Cole, age 21, of Hinesville, Georgia—prostitution
  • Bertenia Jo Dial-Brown, age 33, of Columbia, South Carolina—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

The public should be reminded that the above are merely allegations and that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


- National press release
- Related FBI.gov story