Georgia’s New Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Secures Another Indictment

An investigation led by Georgia’s new Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has resulted in the indictment of 43-year-old Gerome McGriff, Jr. on charges of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, False Imprisonment, Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

McGriff is allegedly a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Outcast Motorcycle Gang. McGriff is believed to have “recruited at least three women for the purpose of sexual servitude and to have provided the Outcast Motorcycle Gang with financial proceeds from the sale of the victims. McGriff is further alleged to have maintained the victims in sexual servitude by using his status as an ‘enforcer’ in the gang to threaten them with violence,” a press release from Attorney General Chris Carr’s office said. 

“Across our state, gangs are actively engaged in human trafficking as a primary means to make money, and we are using all available resources to disrupt their operations and keep our people safe,” said Carr. “Whether a buyer or a seller, those who abuse and exploit another person for sex will be met with the full force of the law. Our top priority is to protect our fellow Georgians, and that is exactly what we are doing.”

McGriff was specifically indicted on the following charges:

  • 5 counts of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
  • 10 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 1 count of False Imprisonment
  • 1 count of Aggravated Assault
  • 1 count of Armed Robbery
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

In 2019, with the support of Governor Brian Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr created the first-of-its-kind statewide Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit. So far this year, the Unit has secured 26 new convictions.

D & B Staff

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