According to a New York Post report, failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ brother-in-law Jimmie Gardner has been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.
From The New York Post:
Jimmie Gardner, 57, whose wife is a federal judge, is facing human trafficking charges over the alleged violent and disturbing encounter in a room at the Renaissance Hotel at International Plaza in Tampa around 1:40 a.m. Friday, cops said.
The teen accepted Gardner’s invitation to go back to his hotel room and initially agreed to have sex with him in exchange for money, police said.
But the girl later changed her mind, infuriating Gardner, who ordered her to leave before the two got into an argument, according to cops.
The fight escalated and Gardner allegedly grabbed the minor by the neck, cutting off her breathing, police said. Afterwards, Gardner left the hotel room and the girl called 911.
While police met with the victim at the hotel, Gardner turned himself in at a police precinct.
He was charged with one felony count of human trafficking for commercial sexual activity with a victim less than 18 years old, one felony count of lewd or lascivious touching of a minor 16 or 17 years old by a person age 24 years or older and one misdemeanor count of battery.
More over at The New York Post:
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