Stolen U-Haul leads to child sex trafficking operation in South Fulton, cops say

Three suspects were arrested after police said they busted a sex trafficking and ecstasy operation in South Fulton.

Credit: AJC File

Credit: AJC File

A stolen U-Haul led South Fulton police to a child sex trafficking and ecstasy selling operation Wednesday, leading to three arrests and two victims being “saved from a life of misery,” authorities said.

Officers arrested Eron McCray on a litany of human trafficking and sexual assault charges, South Fulton police said in a news release. Tanatrious Magee and Antonio Magee were also taken into custody on theft, firearm and drug-related charges.

Tanatrious Magee (left) and Antonio Magee. The mug shot for Eron McCray was not immediately available.

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

The operation began in College Park, with suspects fleeing from a stolen U-Haul and running into an abandoned house at an undisclosed location, the release said. South Fulton police were called in to assist with the search.

Inside the house, officers found two adults and a girl, the release said. The girl’s age was not provided, but police said she is a juvenile.

Investigators learned that the child and another female victim were being forced into sex trafficking in the south Fulton County area, the release said.

In connection with that discovery, McCray was charged Thursday with two counts of human trafficking, two counts of pimping and one count of rape, child pornography, aggravated sexual battery, pandering and pandering by compulsion, police said.

In addition, officers found ecstasy at the house and arrested the Magees on Thursday, the release said. They face a count of possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute, while Tanatrious Magee faces two additional firearm-related charges and a count of theft by receiving.

“The three men arrested in connection with the trafficking and drug activity will serve as an example of what happens when you come into the City of South Fulton attempting to victimize our young people,” police Chief Keith Meadows said in the release.

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The trio were booked into the Fulton County Jail, where they remain without bond.

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