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Sex-trafficking sweep includes 2 from Greenville

Posted: Updated: July 30, 2013 08:13 PM
Jermaine Williams and Veronica Melvin (Source: Hoover, AL Police Dept.) Jermaine Williams and Veronica Melvin (Source: Hoover, AL Police Dept.)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Two people from Greenville were charged after a nationwide child sex trafficking crackdown this weekend by the FBI and local authorities.

Jermaine Williams, 32, and Veronica Melvin, 18, were taken into custody in Hoover, AL and charged with two counts of human trafficking and two counts of promoting prostitution each, according to deputies.

Captain Jim Coker of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said that booking information on Williams and Melvin indicates they are from Greenville.

Two minor female victims were rescued at the time Williams and Melvin were arrested, according to Jefferson County deputies.

"This shows the mobility of people in this kind of situation. They have crossed several state lines to get here. This case points to the need for state and federal cooperation. Information sharing is key in solving these cases," Coker said.

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