Charges of sex trafficking have been brought against a Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Attorney General Chris Carr said on Friday that FCSO Deputy Courtney Lofton is accused of asking a 17-year-old girl for sexual favors in October 2022.
“Those who wear the uniform are trusted to protect and defend their fellow citizens, and it’s hard to get that trust back once it’s been broken,” Carr said. “This indictment is part of a bigger investigation that our state and federal partners are doing, and we will keep working with them to make sure all buyers are held responsible. We value the help and cooperation of Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat as we keep working to protect Georgia’s children from human trafficking.”
The tweet below confirms the news:
She is accused of soliciting sex from a minor in October. https://t.co/rLGDwavePC
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) April 29, 2023
The Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation did the investigation that led to the charge.
Lofton was charged with one count of selling people to be sexual slaves.
Mike Register, the head of the GBI, said, “It is of the utmost importance that officers who break their oath to protect and serve be held accountable for their actions.” “We want to make Georgia a safer place to live with our HEAT Unit.”
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