A Loganville man was one of four indicted by a federal grand jury and charged in an alleged sex trafficking conspiracy this week and, in a separate incident, a Monroe man has been charged by the Marietta Police Department following an 8-month online child predator investigation.
According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Middle Georgia, Hamza Adbul Vasser, 27, of Loganville, is charged, along with Najiy Williams, 34, and Brandi Little, 30, both of Macon and Joshua Youngblood, 29, of Eatonton, of conspiring to “recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, and maintain, four alleged sex trafficking victims for commercial sex act” between Sept. 24, 2015 and Feb. 18, 2017.
Vasser, who also goes by the name Joe or Joey, is charged with sex trafficking conspiracy as well as one count of transportation for illegal sexual activity. According to jail records, he has a long criminal history dating back to 2007, including charges in 2012 for pimping, disorderly conduct prostitution and promoting prostitution.
Williams and Vasser are in custody, but Little and Youngblood are currently fugitives. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at 404-679-9000.
In a separate incident, the Marietta Police Department announced the arrest of 15 men following an 8-month undercover cyber investigation. The men are accused of targeting children between the ages of 10 and 17. James Conner, 45, of Monroe, is one of the 15 charged with violating the Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 2007. Nikolas Sims, 23, from Conyers, and Stephen Cook, 59, from Grayson, were also among those named.
In announcing the arrests, the Marietta Police Department noted on its Facebook page that these 15 arrests have been made since October 2016 and all of them made contact online and then traveled to meet with the children with the intent of having sex. Both boys and girls were targets.
Editor’s Note: An arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.