A Grand Jury in Cobb County recently indicted a pimp on 16 counts of criminal activity for the commercial sexual exploitation of 3 minors. According to a press release from the Attorney General’s Office, the pimp, Khiry Price, was charged with three counts of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, one count of Aggravated Child Molestation, one count of Statutory Rape, one count of Pimping a Person under 18, one count of Pimping a Person under 16, one count of Pandering a Person under 18, one count of Pandering a person under 16, two counts of Simple Battery, 3 counts of Interference with Custody and two counts of Enticing a Child for Indecent Purpose.
Attorney General Sam Olens and Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds are quoted in the same press release:
“Child sex trafficking is an unconscionable crime that victimizes too many vulnerable children,” said Attorney General Sam Olens. “My office is committed to seeking out the monsters who prey upon our children and bringing them to justice. I am grateful to Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds for his cooperation and collaboration on this case. We look forward to working with his office to prosecute the defendant in this case to the fullest extent of the law.”
“We are honored to be working with Attorney General Sam Olens and his office to prosecute those who commit these offenses and to protect our children from becoming victims of this heinous crime,” said Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds.
This case, investigated by Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Steve Blackwell, will be prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Camila Wright and Cobb County Assistant District Attorney Chuck Boring on behalf of the State of Georgia.
Sex trafficking is a huge problem in Georgia with Atlanta recently named as one of the top sex destinations in the country. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center records 150 reported Georgia cases in 2014 alone. Needless to say, an indictment of this scale is a significant victory in the fight against Human Trafficking in Georgia.