Thompson has been convicted by a federal jury of sex trafficking of a juvenile, conspiring to do the same, and transportation for prostitution. Sex trafficking is despicable.
Our office will use every asset available to eradicate this practice from our community. Nicholson, head of Homeland Security Investigations in Atlanta.
According to United States Attorney Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: Thompson and his co-defendant, Tierra Waters, who pled guilty to conspiracy to sex-traffic a minor, lived in the Grandview Condominiums in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Ga. Thompson advertised his prostitution business on Back.
The men then came to the Buckhead condo for sex or met the women at residences or hotels around Atlanta.
Between April and June ofThompson advertised a year old refugee from West Africa for prostitution, falsely listing her age as 19 and Because she came to the United States without her parents, the teen was at the mercy of various relatives and friends for shelter and support and went through frequent periods of homelessness.
In February ofthe teen was declared a deprived child by the Clayton County, Ga. Her grandmother took custody of her, but soon left the country, leaving the teen to fend for herself.
In AprilThompson and Waters offered the homeless teenager a couch to sleep on while she waited to get into Job Corps. After a few weeks, they told her that she would have to have sex with men for money or get out of the condo.
For the next six weeks, the teen was forced to have sex with three to five men each night at the condo and other places around Atlanta, Ga. The teen was arrested in an undercover operation at the Intercontinental Hotel in Atlanta on June 11, Men who think they are buying sex from a consenting adult may actually be contributing to sex trafficking of minors unwittingly. A customer testified at trial that he had found the minor on Back. This witness also testified regarding threatening text messages he received from Thompson advising him of the teen's age and attempting to extort money from him.
Thompson met A. In MarchA. She moved in with Thompson and Waters and continued to engage in prostitution from the condo. Likewise, Thompson found F. Thompson told F. This case was investigated by Special Agents of the U. This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In Februarythe Attorney General launched Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative deed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.
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Department of Justice. Friday, June 6, Abrams prosecuted the case.
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