Two Ga. men charged in Wilson human trafficking case

Staff Reports • Updated Jul 3, 2014 at 4:20 PM

A Wilson County grand jury indicted two Georgia men accused of statutory rape in an ongoing Tennessee Bureau of Investigation human trafficking case.

District Attorney Tommy Thompson requested TBI agents start an investigation Aug. 1, 2012 that involved an underage girl believed to be a sex trafficking victim.

Agents said they developed information that James Elston Harris, 54, of Hogansville, Ga., and James Green Jr., 42, of LaGrange, Ga., engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim. Agents said both men admitted to the sexual activity in statements to TBI.

The grand jury returned indictments June 13 for Harris and Green, charging each with one count of aggravated statutory rape.

Both Harris and Green were booked in at the Wilson County Jail on Tuesday and released soon after each posted a $5,000 bond. A court date was set for July 24 for both suspects. 

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