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Newnan man indicted for human trafficking

JONESBORO — A Newnan man held in the Clayton County Jail on more than $170,000 bond was indicted Wednesday on human trafficking charges.

Quincy Maurice Jones, 34, was also indicted for keeping a place of prostitution and pimping.

Prosecutors allege Jones was keeping a 17-year-old girl inside a room at Comfort Inn in Forest Park and forcing her to perform sexual acts for money.

Jones has prior convictions for drug possession in Clayton and Bulloch counties.

A Griffin man serving a 10-year prison sentence for computer pornography in a Pike County case was indicted on child sex charges. Justin Scott Laster, 22, was indicted on multiple counts of child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, enticing a child for indecent purposes and sexual battery against a child under 16.

A suspected gang member who was on the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted List when he was arrested in April has been indicted with two co-defendants in a 27-count indictment.

Labradford Butler, 23, of Bertha Court in Hampton was indicted with suspected gang members Darrion Lee Jordan, 18, and Antoine Deandre Moore, 27, both of Forest Park.

The trio face multiple charges of aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the conviction of a crime and Violation of Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

Prosecutors allege the three robbed two people Aug. 19, 2012, in Forest Park. Police said the group netted a backpack and wallet from one man and took a bank bag with $8,000 in it from a second man during the 1:40 a.m. alleged robbery.

Butler, also known as “Brad” and “Shaty Street,” reportedly told police the robberies were part of an initiation into the Old Dixie Dolla gang.

The three are also accused in similar incidents July 13, 2012, and Aug. 11, 2012.

Alexander Lamar Williams was indicted on two counts of financial identity fraud. Prosecutors allege he used a fake New York State drivers license to change the PIN number of another man’s debit card and used it to withdraw money from his account.

All defendants should be considered innocent until proven guilty.