Eight Plead Guilty To Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl As Part Of Georgia’s Operation Not Forgotten

On Thursday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced that eight individuals had pleaded guilty in Fulton County in a case about tracking a 17-year-old girl. The victim was rescued as part of Operation Not Forgotten, which was a two-week effort to rescue endangered missing children in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, in August 2020.

“Our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit was embedded throughout the duration of Operation Not Forgotten, and we immediately began building our case as soon as this victim was rescued,” said Carr. “Since then, our team has continued to pour over every lead in an effort to identify anyone who engaged in the trafficking of this 17-year-old female. We are committed to ensuring both buyers and sellers are held accountable, and that is exactly what we have accomplished.”

According to a press release from Carr’s office, the following eight defendants entered non-negotiated guilty pleas in Fulton County Superior Court:

On May 4, 2023:

  • Tony Turner (27) of Atlanta, Georgia, pleaded guilty to one count of Pandering of a Person Under the Age of 18. A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced the defendant to 10 years, with three years to be served in prison. The remainder of his sentence will be served on strict probation. Turner is also required to register as a sex offender.

On May 19, 2023:

  • Kerry Barnett (27) of Riverdale, Georgia, pleaded guilty to one count of Pandering of a Person Under the Age of 18. A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced the defendant to 10 years, with 18 months to be served in prison. The remainder of his sentence will be served on strict probation. Barnett is also required to register as a sex offender.

On June 2, 2023:

  • Mintaka Bey (39) of Atlanta, Georgia, pleaded guilty to one count of Pandering of a Person Under the Age of 18. A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced the defendant to 10 years, with 18 months to be served in prison. The remainder of his sentence will be served on strict probation. Bey is also required to register as a sex offender.

On June 8, 2023:

  • Steven Stone (31) of Lithonia, Georgia, pleaded guilty to three counts of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude. A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced the defendant to 25 years, with 13 years to be served in prison.
  • Undra Henderson (30) of Atlanta, Georgia, pleaded guilty to one count of Pandering of a Person Under the Age of 18. A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced the defendant to 10 years, with three years to be served in prison. The remainder of his sentence will be served on strict probation. Henderson is also required to register as a sex offender.

On June 12, 2023:

  • Alif Morgan (40) of Atlanta, Georgia, pleaded guilty to one count of Pandering of a Person Under the Age of 18. A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced the defendant to 10 years, with 18 months to be served in prison. The remainder of his sentence will be served on strict probation. Morgan is also required to register as a sex offender.
  • Daniel Callaway (41) of Stone Mountain, Georgia, pleaded guilty to one count of Pandering of a Person Under the Age of 18. A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced the defendant under the First Offender Act to 10 years, with 18 months to be served in prison. The remainder of his sentence will be served on strict probation. Callaway is also required to register as a sex offender.
  • Warren Watts (31) of Covington, Georgia, pleaded guilty to one count of Pandering of a Person Under the Age of 18. A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced the defendant under the First Offender Act to 10 years, with 18 months to be served in prison. The remainder of his sentence will be served on strict probation. Watts is also required to register as a sex offender.

The press release added that 2020’s Operation Not Forgotten “resulted in the rescue of 26 children, the safe location of 13 children and the arrest of nine criminal associates. This initiative was led by the U.S. Marshals Service Missing Child Unit in conjunction with the agency’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.”

D & B Staff

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