#sextrafficking | 2 teens rescued from Homewood motel after being sex trafficked in multiple states; Georgia woman charged | #tinder | #pof | #match

A Georgia woman is being held on $1 million bond in Jefferson County after authorities say she brought two teen girls to Homewood to prostitute them.

Homewood police on Tuesday announced the arrest of Marlette Lychelle Smith. The 26-year-old suspect is from Rome, Ga.

Sgt. John Carr said Homewood police on June 3 received information that two female juveniles – ages 15 and 16 – were possibly victims of human trafficking. Both girls are from California.

Officers went to a hotel in the Oxmoor Road area and found the two teens. They were rescued by police and then referred to a local victim advocacy agency for additional help.

Homewood investigations, along with the FBI, determined the girls had been trafficked from Memphis to Atlanta and then Homewood. They identified Smith as the suspect and obtained a warrant against her on June 12. She was booked into the Jefferson County Jail the following day and remains behind bars.

Smith is charged with first-degree human trafficking. No additional details have yet been made available.


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