• Nine facing child sex trafficking charges after Georgia Bureau of Investigation's sting operation

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    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force coordinated an operation to catch individuals who were looking for children for "indecent purposes" according to a release sent out by the United States Department of Justice, Southern District of Georgia. 

    The release says the operation was named Operation Do You Know Your Neighbor. 

    The release says nine individuals were arrested in the sting:

    "Those indicted on federal charges in the sting include:

    Daven Jones, 29, of Jacksonville, is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement; Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Activity; and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Matter to a Minor.

    John Torrance, 35, of Naples, Fla., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement; Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Activity; and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Matter to a Minor.

    Joshua Weaver, 34, of St. Marys, Ga., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement, and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Matter to a Minor.

    Dylan Wescott, 27, of Orange Park, Fla., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement, and Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Activity.

    Charles Barreras, 48, of Kingsland, Ga., charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement.

    Matthew Coffey, 37, of Brunswick, Ga., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement.

    Alvaro Hernandez, 35, of Bristol, Ga., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement.

    Marquise Little, 22, of Kingsland, Ga., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement.

    Trevor Rountree, 28, of Orange Park, Fla., is charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement."

    The release goes on to say that, "Indictments contain only charges. All defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in court." 

    Agencies involved in the operation include the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), GBI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, the Kingsland Police Department, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office and the Savannah Police Department. 


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