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ADOC officer arrested in Montgomery sex trafficking bust

Harris was charged with traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act, among other charges.

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A now-former Alabama Department of Corrections officer was arrested in a sex trafficking investigation in Montgomery over the weekend.

Flanzy Harris was one of 15 other individuals arrested in the investigation. In a statement to APR after inquiring about Harris, ADOC said, “Flanzy Harris was an officer at Kilby Correctional Facility. He has resigned his position.”

Harris was charged with traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act, electronic solicitation of a child and attempted human trafficking in the first degree. His total bond is $500,000. The investigation was conducted by the Montgomery Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

Wesley Richardson, the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office Assistant Chief Deputy, made a comment about the arrests according to WSFA.

“The suspects in this case, targeted and solicited individuals online, through chat rooms, social media and other sites,” Richardson said. “They agreed to pay to engage in sexual acts with individuals that they believe to be children. Furthermore, these suspects then traveled to designated locations to engage in these unlawful sexual acts. Fortunately, they were intercepted and arrested by law enforcement, and they no longer pose a threat to the community.”

Aside from Harris, the other individuals arrested were: Leon Johnson, Malik Hazama, Key Darine Dashun Coley, Jesus Alejandro Lopez-Vicente  Jalen Miller, Anthony Allen, Jordan Addison Dukes, James Earl Ellis, III Robert Anthony Lusco Jr. Quentin Lamar Jones, Johnny Lee Timmons, Al’Shon Tupactre Latrell Walker, Jarvis Frost, and Charity Devontay Wright. 

 

Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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