Georgia AG Announces Second Conviction in DeKalb County Human Trafficking Case

On Wednesday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced that Christopher Price, 36, of Stone Mountain, has been convicted and sentenced to prison for trafficking a 16-year-old female in DeKalb County.  

The victim had gone missing in the Cedartown area for approximately six weeks when she was recovered by the Attorney General’s new Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service in March 2020. An investigation revealed that the 16-year-old victim had been trafficked out of a hotel in Tucker, Georgia, throughout February 2020. 

Price is the second defendant to be convicted of trafficking this one underage victim after Trayon Moore pleaded guilty in February 2024. 

“This latest conviction demonstrates the strength of our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit and the success we’re able to achieve by working with all levels of law enforcement to protect our most vulnerable Georgians,” said Carr. “Once we have recovered a victim, we won’t stop fighting until every one of their traffickers is off the streets and held fully accountable for their actions. We will continue to send a message that Georgia’s children are not for sale.” 

As explained in a press release from Carr’s office, on “May 22, 2024, Christopher Price pleaded guilty to two counts of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-5-46(c).” 

“He was sentenced to 30 years, with the first 17 years to be served in prison and the remainder on strict probation. Price will also be required to register as a sex offender,” the press release added. 

D & B Staff

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