Two Individuals Indicted By Georgia’s New Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit

On Wednesday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced the indictment of two individuals for the sex trafficking of children as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Taliaferro County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s (GBI) Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Unit, and the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit.

Anthony Charles Holmes and Jameesha Monique Harris were indicted on charges of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, Trafficking in Cocaine, and other drug and weapons offenses. The case involves a 16-year-old victim who was recovered in August 2023.

“Yet another victim has been recovered, and two people who we allege were engaged in her trafficking are now facing serious charges,” said Carr. “We’re proud of our strong partnerships with District Attorney Wright Barksdale, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Taliaferro County Sheriff’s Office, and GBI’s HEAT Unit as we fight to protect our most vulnerable Georgians. Together, we will continue to send a strong message that Georgia’s children are not for sale.”

 “The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is diligently working to take more traffickers off the streets,” said Greene County Sheriff Donnie Harrison. “We will continue to coordinate with our law enforcement partners to protect victims and put a stop to human trafficking in our community.”

“Protecting Georgians from human trafficking will always be a top priority for the Taliaferro County Sheriff’s Office,” said Taliaferro County Sheriff Tia McWilliams. “This recent indictment serves as a reminder of how valuable our partnerships with local and state law enforcement are to holding offenders accountable.”

“The GBI’s HEAT Unit is firmly committed to protecting human trafficking victims by working with our local and state law enforcement partners,” said GBI Director Chris Hosey. “We will continue to thoroughly investigate these crimes and prepare a strong case for prosecution.”

The two individuals face the following charges: 

Anthony Charles Holmes, 32, of Cleveland, Ohio:

  • 1 count of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-5-46(c)(2)
  • 1 count of Trafficking in Cocaine in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-13-31(a)(1)(A)
  • 1 count of Possession of Marijuana in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30(j)(1)
  • 2 counts of Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Felony in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-11-106(b)(1) and O.C.G.A. § 16-11-106(b)(4)
  • 1 count of Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-11-131(b)
  • 1 count of Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Police Officer in violation of O.C.G.A. § 40-6-395(c)(1)
  • 1 count of Window Tint Violation in violation of O.C.G.A. § 40-8-73.1(b)(2)

Jameesha Monique Harris, 21, of Cleveland, Ohio:

  • 1 count of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-5-46(c)(2)
  • 1 count of Trafficking in Cocaine in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-13-31(a)(1)(A)
  • 1 count of Possession of Marijuana in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30(j)(1)
  • 2 counts of Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Felony in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-11-106(b)(1) and O.C.G.A. § 16-11-106(b)(4)
D & B Staff

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