13-Year Old Lured into Sex Trafficking

By: Jacquie Slater Email
By: Jacquie Slater Email

The case involved a thirteen year old girl from Baker County. Earlier today, we spoke with District Attorney Joe Mulholland and he said South Georgia has never seen a case like this before.

The Grady County Sheriff's department first started investigating the case back in June of this year. Sheriff Young said they received a call about the possible sex trafficking of a young girl and immediately took action.

Grady County Sheriff Harry Young says, "Anytime we have something to do with a child being molested, it becomes top priority for us in the Sheriff's Office."

According to officials, Yarnell Donald and his girlfriend, Tiffany Simpson, arranged for the victim to be brought into Cairo to have sex with four men in a trailer.

Earlier this month all of the people involved in the incident, with the exception of Donald, had plead guilty to their charges. The DA announced this morning that the case will not be going to trial.

Joe Mulholland said, "Fortunately, for the victim, we were able to secure a plea against the ring leader, Yarnell Donald. He got life plus ten years in the state penitentiary for his acts."

The charges included aggravated child molestation, rape, enticing a child for indecent purposes and sex trafficking. The four men convicted of having sex with the girl will each serve five years and Simpson will serve twenty years for her involvement in the case.

Under Georgia law, Yarnell Donald will not be eligible for parole for at least thirty years.


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  • by charles rogers Location: United States on May 24, 2012 at 01:43 PM
    It is not the last time when you are dealing with a child sex culture used to raping other girls in Mexican villages unreported and common and migrate here illegally.
  • by Shelly Location: Cairo on Apr 23, 2012 at 05:13 PM
    Wow!!! The ring leader got life plus 10years. How come the men who had sex with this so called 13 year old girl only got 5 years. I was under the impression that 5 years would be a petty crime. Oh, I know the guy who got life was already a criminal. That probably why he got life and everyone got off with just a slap on wrist.
  • by leo Location: texas on Dec 22, 2011 at 02:57 PM
    ALL GOT WHAT THEY DESERVE
  • by Patricia Smith on Dec 13, 2011 at 05:13 AM
    To bad they can't castrate them all or better yet execute the creeps!! I believe that atleast catrating the ******** would make sickos stop and think!
  • by Anonymous Location: S. GA on Dec 11, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    Let's certainly hope so and that he is on the receiving end.
  • by Johnnie Location: GA on Dec 11, 2011 at 02:04 PM
    According to GA law a 13 yr old is not a willing participant. It is statuatory rape and if commercially exploited, sex trafficking. A new law recently went into effect. http://jjie.org/gas-sex-trafficking-law-step-right-direction-advocacy-group-says/15327
  • by Jake on Dec 11, 2011 at 07:03 AM
    5 years for rape? People get more time for pot.
  • by One who knows Location: South GA on Dec 11, 2011 at 03:43 AM
    the 13 year old was known by the group, she traveled with them to grady county and if you seen the way she dresses you would think she was 18. She turned into a victimafter the fact but I would think she might have been a willing participate in the whole ordeal. Neverless the others committed the crimes against her and should be punished. I owuld have thought that the latinos would ahve gotten much more than 5 years....20 years sounds more like it.
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      by HOLLI DOWDY on Dec 19, 2011 at 01:38 PM in reply to One who knows
      EXCUSE ME? If I saw how she dressed? Are you serious??? I know this little girl very well. She's your typical headstrong teenager testing her limits...but worthy of gang rape? She WAS involved, you nitwit. And certainly NOT willingly. If only you had been there and seen her face, you would know. I hope with everything in me that you aren't a parent and are not able to become one because with THAT sort of mindset, I'd be horrified to know how you would handle something like this. One Who Knows? WOW. Grow a set and tell us your name and all you know. I'd pay money to hear it.
  • by anonymous on Dec 10, 2011 at 02:20 PM
    Glad they were caught. Unfortunately, the young girl still has to deal with what has happened to her. Hoping the best for her...that she can lead some sort of "normal" life. So sick.
  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Dec 10, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    This is why we need a "special" service , when Justice and Victims Rights fail ......call the "Equalizer." :) Backhoe rental ?
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      by Georgia Mom on Dec 10, 2011 at 02:55 PM in reply to Kevin aka Reality
      Usually not of the vigilante mind set but I totally agree with you Kevin....throw in a bag of lime too!
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        by Bubba on Dec 10, 2011 at 07:54 PM in reply to Georgia Mom
        Yeah, I hate to smell stinking rapists. Don't give any of them a second chance. I call it "aversion therapy." Even a monkey can learn.
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