Courts & Crime

Police: 14-year-old girl forced to have sex, sold for $500

MACON, Ga. — Two men have been indicted on charges that they locked a 14-year-old girl in a house in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood and forced her to have sex with up to 15 people.

Shuntain N. Griffin, 30, and Marcus Dwayne Henley, 31, are charged with trafficking a person for sexual servitude, according to an indictment returned in Bibb Superior Court on Tuesday.

The girl ran away from her Bibb County home March 8 and walked to the Zebulon Road Wal-Mart, where she met a trucker and spent the night in his truck, said Allie Seckinger, a Bibb County sheriff’s investigator.

The next day, he dropped her off at a CVS pharmacy in the Bloomfield area of Macon, where she camped out in the woods for a couple of nights.

At some point, men in that neighborhood introduced the girl to Griffin, and she spent the night at his house, Seckinger said.

The next day, Griffin and Henley took the girl to a house on Second Avenue, where, in the girl’s words, she was forced to "serve" people, Seckinger said. At one point, there were 10 to 15 people lined up waiting for her.

"They pretty much pimped her out," Capt. Mike Smallwood said.

After two to three days, Griffin and Henley sold the girl to a Crawford County man for $500, Seckinger said.

Authorities soon received a tip that the girl was in Crawford County, and they returned the teen to her family March 19. It wasn't until later interviews that investigators discovered the sexual activity, Seckinger said.