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Man charged with sex trafficking after 16-year-old found at his North Forsyth home
Matthew Humphries
Matthew Humphries

A North Forsyth County man is facing sex trafficking charges after a 16-year-old girl missing from metro Atlanta was found in his home over the weekend by Forsyth County detectives.

Matthew Humphries, 31, has been charged with trafficking in sexual servitude, interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to Cpl. Doug Rainwater of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

“On May 19, 2018, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call concerning a juvenile at an address in northeast Forsyth County,” Rainwater said in a press release on the incident. “Once our deputies arrived, the juvenile was interviewed and alert deputies began to suspect this could be a child sex trafficking case.”

Rainwater said it became apparent the teen was a runaway child from DeKalb County who was “involved in prostitution and sex crimes and was being victimized.”

Rainwater said Humphries traveled to the metro Atlanta area to pick up the 16-year-old after the two met online. He added that the victim lived at Humphries’ home for seven days before she was located by Forsyth detectives.

“He knew that she was very young and was taking advantage of that,” Rainwater said.

Humphries has been booked into the Forsyth County Jail under a bond of $12,395.