Two men and nine women were arrested at a Dunwoody hotel last week and charged with pimping and prostitution following a March 3 undercover operation by the Dunwoody Police Department.
Dunwoody Police, working with the FBI’s Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation Task Force, the DeKalb Anti-Trafficking and Exploitation Task Force and the Gwinnett County Police Department Vice Unit conducted an undercover commercial sex trafficking operation at a cooperating Dunwoody hotel, according to Sgt. Aaron Belt, spokesperson for the DPD.
None of the women arrested have been confirmed to be victims of sex trafficking, Belt said.
“The cases are still being investigated,” he said.
The department occasionally conducts such operations to break up prostitution rings and uncover sex trafficking, Chief Billy Grogan said.
“The goal of operations such as these is to first and foremost rescue any children or young adults who are victims of sex trafficking. We also want to remove those profiting from commercial sex trafficking by putting them in jail,” said Grogan in a statement.
Those arrested for prostitution range in age from 32 to 19, according to Dunwoody police records, and a 28-year old man arrested for pimping.
Police declined to name the hotel.