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Brothers charged with sex trafficking minors in Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee

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Siblings Brian and Nilageo Acosta are being charged with sex trafficking in three states, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. 

“These men allegedly preyed on vulnerable young girls by sexually exploiting them for quick money,” said U.S. Attorney John A. Horn. “This case highlights the danger that lurks on social media sites, where the defendants allegedly pursued some of the child victims.”

Brian Acosta, allegedly pursued under aged girls on Facebook and posted provocative photos of them in the entertainment and escorts sections of Backpage.com. This is a classified advertisement site to solicit men to have sex with minors for money. 

While driving from Florida to Georgia, Brian forced a sixteen year old girl into prostitution after falsely offering the teen a place to live. 

Another sixteen year old female was taken to an Atlanta resident to have sex for $150 which was given straight to Brian. 

According to U.S. Attorney Horn, the Charges and other information presented in court the brothers began their trafficking business around November 2015 and continued it through December 2016. The defendants had five girls working for him.

“We are thankful for the work and success of all involved in this investigation that has ended the elaborate criminal enterprise these predators operated. The scope of their operation is a reminder that sex trafficking is a real danger for the young people in our communities,” said  Chief Jason Parker, Dalton Police Department.  

Brian and Nilageo were bother indicted on April 11, 2017. 

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dalton Police Department.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Murray County Sheriff's Office have also provided assistance.

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