39 Children Rescued In Georgia Sex-Trafficking Bust

by mcardinal

Madeline Sponsler, FISM News

Thirty-nine children have been rescued from a sex-trafficking ring after police successfully completed their two-week bust. The U.S. Marshals, along with local agencies including the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), concluded their search for endangered and missing children in Georgia this week after investigators found 26 endangered children and 13 missing children.

The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release: “When we track down fugitives, it’s a good feeling to know that we’re putting the bad guy behind bars. But that sense of accomplishment is nothing compared to finding a missing child,” said Darby Kirby, Chief of the Missing Child Unit. “It’s hard to put into words what we feel when we rescue a missing child, but I can tell you that this operation has impacted every single one of us out here. We are working to protect them and get them the help they need.”

WSB-TV reported that authorities arrested nine people linked to this human traffick operation. These people include the following:

• “Moradeyo Amos Bandele, arrested in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on a rape warrant out of Conyers, Georgia;

• Trayvon Moore, arrested in DeKalb County, Georgia, on sex-trafficking and probation violation warrants;

• James Garcia, arrested in Clearwater, Florida, on aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy and incest with a minor, warrants out of Whitfield County, Georgia;

• Faye Smith, arrested in Clearwater, Florida, on a probation violation warrant;

• Sally Garcia, arrested in Clearwater, Florida, on interference with child custody charge;

• Zachary Bailey, arrested in Columbus, Georgia, on charges of human trafficking, enticing of a minor for indecent purpose and enticement of a minor for solicitation;

• Stanson Causey, arrested in Jasper, Georgia, a registered sex offender arrested on a probation violation warrant;

• Kirk Waters, arrested in Newton County, Georgia, on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm;

• Trevonte Shareef, arrested in Newton County, Georgia, on charges of interference with custody and obstruction.”


Sourced from U.S. Marshalls Official Website, WSB-TV.com, ABC