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Tutor to low-income kids charged with forgery

Tutor to low-income kids charged with forgery

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A tutor to low-income children has been charged with first-degree forgery and false statements by a Fulton County Grand Jury.

Domonique Scott was charged Nov. 26 with creating false assets and liabilities for her company, A Love of Learning Tutoring.

Court documents show Scott produced false balance sheets, statements of net income, a forged letter showing a non-existent cash line of credit and even a start date for her company.

The fake company was hired in January 2010 by the Georgia Department of Education's Supplemental Education Services program, which provides free tutoring and academic assistance to low-income families. A Love of Learning Tutoring helped children in Bibb, Clayton, DeKalb, Muscogee and Richmond counties, according to information presented in court.

Cold case: Anita Redmon

Cold case: Anita Redmon

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Anita Redmon dedicated her career to fighting crime. It is tragically ironic that she died a victim of a crime.

It happened eight years ago at Stone Mountain Park where Redmon worked as a gate attendant. A lot has changed since then, but one thing hasn't: her family is still seeking justice.

Anita Redmon had three daughters. They were known to friends as "Anita and the three girls" because they were always together, even in their adult years.

"She lived across the street from me," said Melinda Duncan, Redmon's's middle daughter. "I could see her every day." Duncan said her mother would stop at her house every day. "You miss your mom," she said.

Redmon is also missed by her eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, a girl. "She loved nothing more than snuggling with the babies and taking care of them," said Donna Dennison, Redmon's youngest daughter. "She doted on them and spoiled them."

DeKalb man found guilty of trafficking children

DeKalb man found guilty of trafficking children

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A DeKalb County man faces more than 200 years in prison after being found guilty of human trafficking.

Darryl Curry will be sentenced Mar. 26. A DeKalb County jury found him guilty Monday of 13 felony counts, including trafficking, pimping and sexual exploitation of children.

"(Curry) is a monster who preyed upon young and impressionable girls for his own personal and financial gain," DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said in a statement.

Police began investigating Curry in October 2011, when one of his victims called them. Investigators eventually found a second victim and uncovered evidence against Curry, including videos of him instructing others on how to become pimps and get rich by exploiting women.

2 suspects arrested for trafficking teens

2 suspects arrested for trafficking teens

ATLANTA -- Two men were arrested and two trafficked teenagers were rescued when police executed a search warrant in DeKalb County last week.

DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said 28-year-old Kamau Benjamin and 22-year-old Anthony Means are accused of trafficking a 16 year old and an 18 year old.

The men were arrested Jan. 30 at an apartment on Valley Bluff Drive in north Atlanta.

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Parish said the suspects' victims were targeted and groomed for sex trafficking because they were runaways. The 18 year old told police she had been exploited since she was 16.

Investigators also believe the two girls were abused, raped, forced to take drugs and deprived of food, Parish said. Both victims are receiving specialized treatment.

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

11Alive News has learned that two metro Atlanta men who recently pled guilty to federal drug trafficking charges have been operating a Sandy Springs facility for recovering addicts for several years.

In October, federal prosecutors announced the indictment of Drew T. Green, Thomas Malone Jr. and eight others for drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy, alleging they were operating one of the largest synthetic drug cartels in the country.

Federal prosecutors say Green and Malone's company Nutragenomics sold millions of dollars worth of chemicals used to manufacture so-called designer drugs like synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

"I've come to a point where I refuse to use the term synthetic marijuana. It gives these poisons too much credence," said Lance Dyer whose son Dakota committed suicide after smoking a synthetic marijuana product named "Mr. Miyagi."

 "These drugs are literally poisons."

31 arrested in “Operation Rake Eagle”

31 arrested in “Operation Rake Eagle”

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis announces that “Operation Rake Eagle” was an outstanding success.  On Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, the DeKalb County Police Department made a substantial, concerted “sweep” effort in an attempt to find, arrest and incarcerate individuals who did not meet their obligations in DeKalb County Recorders Court.

Thirty-eight officers from Special Operations and Uniform Division conducted the sweep which included 462 outstanding warrants.  The officers made 31 arrests and $40,687 was collected as a result of those arrests.