Georgia Man Convicted for Trafficking 16-Year-Old Girl

Georgia Man Convicted for Trafficking 16-Year-Old Girl

Stone Mountain resident Christopher Price, 36, has been convicted and sentenced to prison for trafficking a 16-year-old girl in DeKalb County, announced Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr today. The victim, who had been missing from the Cedartown area for approximately six weeks, was recovered in March 2020 by the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service. An investigation revealed that she had been trafficked out of a hotel in Tucker, Georgia, throughout February 2020.

Price is the second person convicted of trafficking this victim. Trayon Moore previously pleaded guilty to the crime in February 2024.

“This latest conviction demonstrates the strength of our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit and the success we’re able to achieve by working with all levels of law enforcement to protect our most vulnerable Georgians,” said Carr. “Once we have recovered a victim, we won’t stop fighting until every one of their traffickers is off the streets and held fully accountable for their actions. We will continue to send a message that Georgia’s children are not for sale.”

The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the DeKalb County Police Department. Assistant Attorney General Christopher Keegan prosecuted the case.

On May 22, 2024, Price pleaded guilty to two counts of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-5-46(c). He was sentenced to 30 years, with 17 years to be served in prison and the remainder on strict probation. Price will also be required to register as a sex offender.

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