ATLANTA - More than 150 people have been arrested in a nationwide FBI sex trafficking crackdown including 9 people in Georgia.
Operation Cross Country IX took place last week in 135 cities and focused on underage victims of prostitution. The FBI said it was able to help 149 sexually exploited children; the youngest of those was just 12 years old. Seven of those children were in Georgia.
Those arrested in Georgia include:
- Amanda Mcconnell, 39, arrested by the Alpharetta Police Department
- Kevin Lashawn Adams, 37, of Atlanta, arrested by the DeKalb County Police Department
- Hadrian Crichlow, 34, arrested by the DeKalb County Police Department
- Shannon Mussa, 24, arrested by the Alpharetta Police Department
- Latoya Tamara Taylor, 33, of Cleveland, Ohio, arrested by the Cobb County Police Department
- Sharnece Joyner, 24, arrested by the Marietta Police Department
- Kelvin Howard, 60, of Decatur, arrested by the Clayton County Police Department
- Christopher J. Pudwill, 30, of Kathleen, Georgia, arrested by the Perry Police Department
- Billy Dewayne Denson, 40, of Warner Robins, arrested by the Perry Police Department
More than 500 law enforcement officials took part in sting operations in hotels, casinos, truck stops, and other areas frequented by pimps, prostitutes, and their customers.