GBI says Nicholas Fernandez, 23, was arrested Tuesday. Brady Hart, 50, of Kent County, Maryland is still wanted in connection with their investigation.
An Alpharetta man is one of two men the GBI says is connected to a human trafficking investigation in Athens.
In July 2021, Fernandez was arrested in south Georgia for conspiracy to commit interstate interference with custody, interference with custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
They located a 14-year-old girl who had been reported missing at Hart’s Maryland home.
- Trafficking of persons for labor or servitude (sex trafficking of a minor) and enticing a minor (in Cook County, Ga.)
- Trafficking of persons for labor or servitude (sex trafficking of a minor) (in Athens-Clarke County)
- Child molestation
- Aggravated child molestation
- Statutory rape
Their investigation led to Fernandez being named a suspect in her disappearance as well.