U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4422
February 5, 2015

Savannah Residents Charged with Conspiring to Engage in Sex Trafficking of Children

SAVANNAH, GA—Jeremy Emmanuel Grant and Desalshia Adrien Williams, both 26 and from Savannah, were indicted by a federal grand jury today for their roles in an alleged conspiracy to engage in the sex trafficking of minors. The indictment alleges that from at least June 2014 to January 2015, Grant and Williams conspired to recruit, harbor, and transport minors to work as prostitutes in Savannah and elsewhere.

Grant and Williams are charged with one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of children. If convicted, Grant and Williams face a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment. U.S. Attorney Edward Tarver emphasized that an indictment is only an accusation and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The indictment of Grant and Williams arises out of an ongoing investigation conducted by the FBI, the Pooler Police Department, and Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD). Anyone who suspects instances of child sexual exploitation is encouraged to call 1-800-843-5678, which is operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in partnership with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.

Assistant United States Attorney Tania D. Groover is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States. For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.

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