A Gainesville woman is accused of human trafficking in a case involving a 16- or 17-year-old girl.
Authorities believe Laronda Jamese Moore, 38, recruited, harbored and transported a teenage girl “for the purposes of sexual servitude,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news release.
Investigators searched Moore’s home on Miller Drive on Jan. 9.
Authorities said they believe this happened between July and January, though Ware was unsure of the exact number of incidents being investigated.
One of Moore’s family members introduced the victim to Moore, Ware said.
Ware said multiple men were involved, but he did not disclose the status of this part of the investigation.
“The victim is with her mother and … is in stable condition,” Ware said.
The victim was also hit in the face Dec. 1 by a man who lives with Moore, according to the Sheriff’s Office. That man has been charged with misdemeanor battery.
Moore was booked Tuesday in to the Hall County Jail, where she remains. No bond has been set, and the case is still under investigation.