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Two indicted in human trafficking investigation

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for two Georgia men, accused of statutory rape in an ongoing TBI human trafficking investigation.

On Aug. 1, 2012, and at the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Special Agents began investigating a sex trafficking case involving a minor female victim. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that James Elston Harris, 54, of Hogansville, Ga., and James Green, Jr., 42, of LaGrange, Ga., engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim. In statements to TBI Agents, both men reportedly admitted to the sexual activity.

A Wilson County grand jury returned indictments for the two men on June 13, charging each with one count of Aggravated Statutory Rape. Both men were booked into the Wilson County Jail on July 1 and were subsequently released after posting $5,000 bond.

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