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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