After the workshop concluded, Griffin said the reaction she saw from students was exactly what she hoped for.
“I hate to say it, even though it’s a good thing, they were very scared,” said Griffin. I hate to put that on her, but that was something that we really wanted to drive home, that this is for real, and it is scary and it needs to be prevented.” David Cooke, District Attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit, has made it a priority to break up sex trafficking rings in Middle Georgia.
Last December, Arthur Gerald Reid of Macon pled guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking of children.
In his plea agreement, Reid, known as “Boopy” on the street, admitted that he prostituted 3 juveniles from various motel rooms in Macon and Tybee Island, through Backpage.com, an erotic services website.
Atlanta has the largest underground sex economy of any city in America.
That's according to a report released in March by the Urban Institute. As major highways like I-75 flow through Atlanta, so does the city’s sex trafficking.
Once they are in it, the average life expectancy is another seven years.One day in a chat room I met a boy named Lenny who said he was 14 too. We liked each other so much and I was happy to find he lived close.One night without my parent’s permission I walked over to meet him and when I go there he was not the Lenny I knew. He threw me in a room with other men who wanted to have sex with me and paid him money.Joseph's/Candler is not responsible for the content found on any such links. Joseph's/Candler makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, with regard to this website or any services or information discussed on this website. Any opinions stated in any portion of this website, including any chat room which may be available on or through this website, are the opinions of the applicable writers only, and are not necessarily the opinions of St. Cooke says trafficking in Macon has recently shifted from massage parlors to the internet.