Georgia’s New Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Obtains Another Indictment Of Alleged Sex Trafficker

Georgia’s new Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has obtained another indictment against an alleged sex trafficker, bringing the total to 22 indictments obtained by the unit so far in 2023. 

Terry Florence in DeKalb County was charged with seven counts of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude and one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children in a case that involving the trafficking of three victims.

“This indictment is yet another example of our longstanding commitment to protecting our most vulnerable Georgians,” said Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. “Once we open a case, our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit works diligently to identify and assist every victim within our reach. We will not rest in our efforts to ensure that those responsible for the trafficking of a child are held fully accountable for their actions.”

According to a press release from Carr’s office, “In June 2021, Florence was indicted on three counts of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude for allegedly trafficking an underage victim and a second victim who was identified by the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit.”

“The underage victim was recovered during Operation Not Forgotten, a two-week effort to rescue endangered missing children in August 2020,” the press release added. “Overall, this operation 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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