71 arrested, 11 recovered from prostitution in Ga.

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Monday, June 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI says agents and local police in the last week rescued 168 victims of child sex trafficking, including many who had never been reported missing.

In addition, 281 pimps were arrested as part of the same nationwide initiative, an annual enforcement push known as Operation Cross Country.

FBI Director James Comey told reporters Monday that the children who were rescued did not come from faraway lands but were instead "America's children."

This is the eighth such week-long operation. The FBI says nearly 3,600 children have so far been recovered from the streets.

Comey says one worrisome trend is the increasing prevalance of children being prostituted online. Authorities say 71 people 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 say 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 say 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 say the suspects who were arrested in Georgia were also from South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois and New York.

People arrested in the Augusta area during Operation Cross Country.

  • Joseph Lee Dickerson, 30, Martinez, Ga., Attempted Child Molestation
  • Alan Keith Lee 24, Grovetown, Ga., Attempted Child Molestation
  • Gary Lee Jump, Jr., 28, Dearing, Ga., Attempted Child Molestation
  • Jammie Wade Coleman, 34, Centerville, Ga., Online Enticement of a Minor
  • Bertenia Jo Dial-Brown, 33, Columbia, S.C., Prostitution
  • Laura Marie Campbell, 29, Homeless, Prostitution
  • Alesha Lorraine Ericson, 30, Homeless, Prostitution

Those arrested during this past week’s operation in the Atlanta area are as follows:

  • Bobby Oneal Negri, Jr., 47, of Powder Springs, GA - Criminal Attempt Child Molestation/Enticement
  • Keith Brown, 51, of Stone Mountain, GA – Criminal Attempt Child Molestation/Enticement
  • Johnathan Bradford, 43, of Stone Mountain, GA – Criminal Attempt Child Molestation/Enticement
  • Timothy Kimball, 28, of Beaufort, S.C. – Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes
  • Justin Turner, 26, Rochester, N.Y. – Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes
  • Jerald Hammond, 34, of Ridgeland, S.C. – Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes
  • Joseph Lee Dickerson, 30, of Martinez, GA – Attempted Child Molestation
  • Alan Keith Lee, 24, of Grovetown, GA – Attempted Child Molestation
  • Gary Lee Jump, Jr., 28, of Dearing, GA – Attempted Child Molestation
  • Jammie Wade Coleman, 34, of Centerville, GA- Online Enticement of a Minor
  • Andrew Novak, 30, of Marietta, GA – Interstate Interference with Custody
  • Jonathan Lyons, 24, of Decatur – Pimping
  • Darryl Carlisle, 27, of Atlanta, GA – Pimping
  • Danny Lamar Wilcox, 25, hometown unk.- Pimping
  • Byron Wilson, 28, of Covington, GA – Keeping a Place of Prostitution
  • Natasha Hardy, 22, of Decatur, GA – Contributing to Deprivation of a Minor
  • Antonio Bowman, 29, of Hinesville, GA – Pimping
  • Karl Hudnall, 48, of Riverdale, GA – Pimping
  • Altameese Nikkole Casen, 30, of unknown – Pimping
  • Muhamad Vasser, 28, of unknown - Pimping
  • Raymond Chapman, 33, of unknown – Pimping
  • Branden Peterson, 21, of St. Louis, MO – Keeping Place of Prostitution
  • Linda Raines, 25, of Chattanooga, TN – Loitering
  • Tenisa Farmer, 30, of Jasper, TN – Loitering
  • Regina Robinson, 38, of unknown – Loitering for Sex
  • Cedarius Gilberts, 21, of Fayetteville, GA – Solicitation
  • Britley Prather, 21, of Manchester, GA – Solicitation
  • Nicole Bozeman, 26, of Decatur, GA – Solicitation
  • Emmanuella Dubuche, 24, of Atlanta, GA - Solicitation
  • Derrick Eugene Corporal, 26, hometown unk. – Possession of Narcotics
  • Teronica Few, 20, of unknown – Prostitution
  • Kara Brown, 24, of unknown – Prostitution
  • Ronika Norwood, 20, of unknown – Prostitution
  • Lakesha White, 20, of unknown – Prostitution
  • Nakosha White, 21, of unknown - Prostitution
  • Tarah Casandra Ellis, 34, of Flowery Branch, GA – Prostitution
  • Kayla Knight, 20, of Norcross, GA – Prostitution
  • Christin Randolph, 18, of Chattanooga, TN – Prostitution
  • Brittany Wright, 22, of Champaign, IL – Prostitution
  • Ashley Paden, 24, of Marietta, GA – Prostitution
  • Alexis Seals, 26, of Decatur, GA – Prostitution
  • Sheronna Phillips, 26, of Marietta, GA – Prostitution
  • Monique Woods, 21, of Atlanta, GA – Prostitution
  • Jennifer Lauren Smith, 30, of Atlanta, GA – Prostitution
  • Felicia Clark, 24, of Chattanooga, TN – Prostitution
  • Keira Hudson, 23, of Decatur, GA – Prostitution
  • Jessica Smart, 19, of unknown – Prostitution
  • Jamyah Adams, 18, of St. Louis, MO – Prostitution
  • Joanna Thomas, 29, of unknown – Prostitution
  • Shanna Williams, 28, of Atlanta, GA – Prostitution
  • Shana Gutzmore, 20, of unknown – Prostitution
  • Joy Martin, 21, of Thomasville, GA – Prostitution
  • Aisha Nicole Greenlee, 23, of Williamston, S.C.- Prostitution
  • Aleysa Brooks, 20, of Riverdale, GA – Prostitution
  • Alexis Christian, 18, of Covington, GA – Prostitution
  • Shidira Peterkin, 19, of Athens, GA – Prostitution
  • Sharita Jackson, 23, of Riverdale, GA – Prostitution
  • Brittany Moore, 20, of Morrow, GA – Prostitution
  • Monique Long, 27, of Forest Park, GA – Prostitution
  • T’ore Tigner, 19, of Decatur, GA - Prostitution
  • Saneitra Jackson, 18, of Decatur, GA – Prostitution
  • Akia Johnson, 20 of Riverdale, GA - Prostitution
  • Lashaunda Collins, 29, of Hinesville, GA – Prostitution
  • Diamond Gardener, 23, of Akron, OH – Prostitution
  • Sarah Holland, 29, of Tampa, FL – Prostitution
  • Robin Hudson, 24, of Hinesville, GA – Prostitution
  • Ashley Cole, 21, of Hinesville, GA – Prostitution
  • Bertenia Jo Dial-Brown, 33, of Columbia, S.C.- Prostitution
  • Laura Marie Campbell, 29, homeless - Prostitution
  • Alesha Lorraine Ericson, 30, homeless – Prostitution
  • Jamine Lakeisha Salletette, 23, of unknown – Outstanding warrant/Contempt of Court


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