Two Men Arrested in Athens for Human Trafficking

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 4.50.20 PMATHENS — Two men accused of sex trafficking are still behind bars in Athens-Clarke County jail.

According to the Clarke County Sheriff’s office, David Jaquile Freedom Hightower and Aaron Dimetre Staley, both 22, will not have a bond set until they face an Athens Superior court judge. There has not been a date set.

The charges stem from their arrest Saturday at the Days Inn Motel on North Finley Street. Two juveniles were rescued during the investigation.

Athens Clarke County Police Lieutinenant Jeff Clark confirmed that two girls were victims of human trafficking, and that seven captors were arrested. Five more men were arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol and the Flordia Department of Law Enforcement.

Hightower and Staley face two counts of human trafficking and two counts of pimping a prostitute under the age of 18.

By Matt Mataxas


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