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Teens arrested for trafficking 14-year-old girl
Essence Archie, left, and Jadaisha Jackson, right

Two teenage sisters were arrested for drugging a 14-year-old female acquaintance and pimping her out to men at motels in Rockdale, Clayton and possibly Henry counties.

Essence Archie, 18, and Jadaisha Jackson, 19, both of Jonesboro, were arrested and are under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations for child sex trafficking.

Archie is charged with two counts of pimping a person under 18 years old, two counts of aggravated child molestation, two counts of trafficking of a person for sexual services. She has a $160,000 bond for the pimping and trafficking charges but no bond yet for aggravated child molestation. She had her first appearance hearing at Rockdale County Magistrate Court on Tuesday and will have her committal hearing next week.

Jackson is charged with one count of trafficking of a person for sexual services and faces a $60,000 bond. She reportedly waived her committal hearing Wednesday.

The sisters are still being held at the Rockdale County jail. Jackson was booked in May 28 and Archie reportedly turned herself in Tuesday.

Conyers police were first notified on May 1 of the incident by a social worker at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston hospital when the 14-year-old came to the emergency room still drugged.

Between April 29 and May 1, the girl, who was an acquaintance of Archie, was drugged using an over-the-counter cough medicine.

She was then taken to motels in multiple counties, including the America's Best Inn and Motel 6 on Dogwood Drive, and forced to have sex for payment given to Archie and Jackson. Investigators estimate there may have been 10 to 15 men at four or five motels possibly in Clayton, Henry, and Rockdale.

Archie and Jackson set up the arrangements through the social media site Tagged, said GBI spokesperson Sherry Lang.

The victim was brought back to her home around 2:30 a.m. on May 1.

Once investigators realized the multi-jurisdictional nature of the case, the investigation was turned over to the GBI, said CPD Sgt. Kristen Moore.

"This is very unusual," said Moore, "especially for it to be two females that are trafficking the victim out. I've never seen this."