Georgia’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Obtains Four New Convictions

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has announced that his Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has obtained four new convictions in Fulton and DeKalb counties. 

According to a press release from Carr’s office, “Raphel Olivia Sewer, Courdale Thayer, and Jahaundria Seabron have been convicted and sentenced to prison for trafficking a 14-year-old female in Fulton County. Courdale Thayer has also been convicted in a separate case that involves the trafficking of a 16-year-old female in DeKalb County. Jahaundria Seabron was charged in this DeKalb County case as well and previously pleaded guilty, as announced last month.”

“Two years ago, our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit set out to rescue a 14-year-old girl who went missing from College Park and had become a victim of sex trafficking,” said Carr. “Our successful recovery of this young woman led not only to the arrest and indictment of multiple individuals but to the identification of another underage victim whose case involves two of these same defendants. This outcome is a testament to the resilience of our entire team as we continue our efforts to end the use and abuse of Georgia’s children.”

The press release explained how in January of last year, “Raphel Olivia Sewer, Courdale Thayer, Jahaundria Seabron and a fourth individual, Jody Netter, were indicted following an extensive 10-month investigation that led to the rescue of a 14-year-old female in February 2021. At the time of her recovery, the victim had been missing from the College Park area for approximately seven weeks. The Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit initiated its investigation after reviewing an alert issued by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. From this alert, Chief Human Trafficking Investigator Bryan Kimbell was able to identify, locate and rescue the underage victim.”

So far this year, Carr’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has obtained 22 new convictions, all of which have resulted in prison sentences.

D & B Staff

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