Carr: Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Indicts Defendant on Human Trafficking Charges in DeKalb
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted Terry Florence in DeKalb County Superior Court for three counts of Trafficking a Person for Sexual Servitude.
“We are working every single day to rescue victims of Human Trafficking and put their buyers and traffickers behind bars,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “Our team will continue to track down every lead until there are no more victims of this horrific crime in Georgia and all perpetrators are behind bars.”
The defendant is currently in custody. These crimes occurred during the spring and summer of 2020. If convicted, each count carries a sentence of 25 years imprisonment to life.
This case arose out of Operation Not Forgotten (2020), a statewide, two-week operation to rescue endangered missing children coordinated by the U.S. Marshals Service Missing Child Unit. The Office of the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit was embedded throughout the operation.
*Members of the public should keep in mind that indictments contain only allegations against the individual against whom the indictment is sought. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and it will be the government’s burden at trial to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the allegations contained in the indictment.