A 26-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl were rescued from “sexual servitude” and prostitution on June 25, when Dunwoody Police worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to uncover a prostitution ring, police say.
Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht, a spokesman for the department, said the 26-year-old had been placed into sexual servitude. He added that police located and recovered a missing 16-year-old girl, who was participating in acts of prostitution.
Three subjects were arrested for pimping and nine were arrested for prostitution, Fecht said.
“This operation would not have been possible without to the close working relationship the Dunwoody Police Department has with the business and hotel community,” Fecht said.
Dunwoody Police worked in conjunction with the FBI Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation (MATCH) Task Force and the Gwinnet Police Department Vice Unit to conduct an undercover prostitution sting at a cooperating hotel within the city limits of Dunwoody. This was done in response to numerous complaints submitted to the Dunwoody Police Department through Crime Stoppers and the Dunwoody Tip Line.
These tips were regarding the ongoing issue of prostitution within the city limits of Dunwoody. In addition, Atlanta has been named by the FBI as one of 14 U.S. cities with the highest rate of children used in prostitution.
“Our goal of the operation was to rescue any victims of human trafficking and reduce crime as it relates to prostitution,” Fecht said.
If you suspect that someone is being forced into sexual servitude in Dunwoody please contact us at 678.382.6908 or ANONYMOUS TIPS: via SUBMIT A CRIME TIP, www.dunwoodypolice.com or www.crimestoppersatlanta.org, or text C-R-I-M-E-S (274-637) use the key word DPDTIPS at the start of your message. Each of these methods is confidential, encrypted, and completely anonymous.
Covenant House Georgia- providing care to homeless youth, call 1.800.999.999.
Polaris Project National Human Trafficking Resource Center, call 1.888.373.7888 or Text BeFree (233733).