2 arrested in Aiken County sex trafficking investigation

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Two men are arrested and facing charges after a sex trafficking investigation in Trenton.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, officers from the Aiken Dept. of Public Safety and agent with Homeland Security served search warrants at 8086 and 8097 Justee Lane in Trenton on Wednesday morning, around 8 a.m.

The investigation began four months ago when investigators obtained information on at least two individuals advertising a commercial sexual activity business on various websites. 

52-year-old Craig Ellis Codd and 39-year-old Simon Lavor Hammond are charged with Trafficking in Persons, 10 counts each.

Investigators found at least 3 female victims ranging in ages from 18 to 38.

Codd and Hammond are currently held at the Aiken County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information, please call 803-648-6811

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