Eight Individuals Charged with Attempted Child Enticement Following Operation Red Rover Probe

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Eight Georgia residents are charged by federal indictment with allegedly attempting to coerce and entice a child for sex resulting from Operation Red Rover, an investigation targeting online child predators. The final defendant was arraigned in federal court today.

Naimilkumar Dadawala, 35, of McDonough, Georgia, is charged with one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor;

Rashon Griggs, 28, of Hawkinsville, Georgia, is charged with one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor;

Darryl Lockett, 29, of Macon, is charged with one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor;

Jose Santiago Longoria Alvarez, 45, of Fort Valley, Georgia, is charged with one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor;

Dewan Mitchell, 35, of Kathleen, Georgia, is charged with one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and one count of possession of child pornography;

Jon Wiltberger, 33, of Manchester, Georgia, and formerly of Phenix City, Alabama, is charged with one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor;

Marquaze Williams, 31, of Eatonton, Georgia, is charged with one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and one count of committing a sexual offense as a registered sex offender; and

Steven Williams, 44, of Bonaire, Georgia, is charged with one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum of life imprisonment for their crimes.

The indictments allege that the individuals attempted to entice children they met online to engage in sexually explicit acts in Feb. 2024. The indictments were returned by a federal grand jury in March and April 2024.

Defendant Dadawala was arraigned in federal court this afternoon; all defendants have had their arraignment hearings.

The case is being investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations Child Exploitation & Cyber Investigations Group (HSI-CECIG) and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 105, located at Robins Air Force Base.

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