Attorney General’s office rescues teen, charges 4 with human trafficking

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has announced that his office rescued a teenager from a group of four alleged human traffickers.

Carr said his office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. From that tip, investigators were able to identify, locate and rescue a 14-year-old victim.

The teenager had been missing for seven weeks before they were rescued earlier this year.

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After a 10-month investigation, Carr announced Monday that the four people responsible are now in custody.

The defendants and their charges include:

  • Jody Netter, charged with human trafficking for sexual servitude, rape, child molestation and cruelty to children
  • Courdale Thayer, charged with human trafficking for sexual servitude, cruelty to children, false imprisonment and aggravated assault
  • Jahaundria Seabron, charged with human trafficking for sexual servitude
  • Raphel Olivia Sewer, charged with human trafficking for sexual servitude

If convicted, each of the suspects faces a possibility of life in prison. Netter and Thayer could face up to an additional 40 years for their other charges.

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Carr says that this year alone, the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has arrested nine people, investigated and prosecuted 51 defendants, and rescued and assisted 107 victims.

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