Six charged in sex case
A group of six people is accused of bringing a 14-year-old Baker County girl to a mobile home here and molesting her earlier this month.
The girl had called a friend in Grady County, Tiffany Shayne Simpson, saying she wanted to run away from home, according to Grady County Sheriff’s Investigator Steve Clark. Simpson and her boyfriend, 34-year-old Yarnell Deshawn Donald, allegedly drove to Baker County on Saturday, June 18, 2011, and brought the girl with them to a mobile home on Highway 111 South.
At the home, the juvenile girl was allegedly molested by four Hispanic males and, later, driven to a location in Albany and left.
Meanwhile, her family had reported the young girl missing, and she was subsequently found in Albany. While talking with Albany Police, she reported the sexual assault, and officers contacted the Grady County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, June 20.
The next day, three of the six were in custody, Abraham Candelaria, 32, of Cairo, along with Yarnell Donald and Tiffany Simpson, who both have an address in Grady County’s Pine Park community. The other three suspects were arrested Thursday. They are Francisco Candelaria, 33; Jose Vasquez-Lopez, 33; and Jesus Avila Romero, 26, all of Cairo.
Each of the Hispanic males is charged with aggravated child molestation, and federal officials have placed “ICE,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement, holds on them.
Donald and Simpson are each charged with aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and interference with custody.
All six are awaiting a Thursday bond hearing before a Superior Court judge.