Shanice Goodwin (left), Allen Wilson
Photo: Carroll County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Carroll County Sheriff's Office

2 charged in alleged teen runaway trafficking scheme

A man and woman face felony charges after four teenage girls who ran away from a Carroll County mental health facility were solicited for sex, police said.

Shanice Goodwin, 25, and Allen Wilson, 64, both of Bowdon, remain behind bars at the county jail after Goodwin allegedly took the girls to a home and allowed Wilson to have sexual contact with one of them, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ashley Hulsey said. 

All four girls are between the ages of 14 and 16. 

Goodwin is charged with trafficking, pimping and four counts of violating probation, while Wilson is charged with one count of child molestation and two counts of aggravated child molestation, jail records show.

Wilson is accused of molesting a 14-year-old who Goodwin pimped out, Hulsey said. 

Police said the four teens ran away from the KidsPeace behavioral center in Bowdon on March 29 before meeting up at a Carrollton store, where they were taken to the home to meet Wilson. 

Investigators believe Goodwin planned to bring the girls to Atlanta and traffic them for sex.

Police got involved the following day when the girls returned to the store and someone called 911 to report that something “wasn’t right” with them, Hulsey said.

Goodwin was arrested last month for her alleged role in the trafficking scheme, while Wilson was arrested Tuesday, jail records show.

Both remain held without bond at the Carroll County jail, and police say additional arrests are possible. 

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