DeKalb County men indicted for pimping, exploiting youth
A DeKalb County grand jury on April 26 indicted two DeKalb County men on 18 counts of pimping and exploiting children.
John William Anderson and Darryl Bearnard Curry are accused of trafficking persons for sexual servitude, pimping, sexual exploitation, false imprisonment, cruelty to children, aggravated assault, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, obstruction of an officer and conspiracy to commit false statements.
"These are very serious and disturbing charges," said DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James. "Our office is committed to protecting the people of DeKalb and prosecuting those who prey upon our youth."
The charges stems from alleged incidents from September to October 2011.
County’s job bus stopping in Lithonia
DeKalb County’s Mobile Career Center, also known as the “jobs bus,” will be in Lithonia on April 30.
The bus will be at the Lithonia Square, at 5840 Main Street, on Monday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The mobile center is designed to help residents find employment by providing job search assistance, adult workshops and training, resume writing and interviewing tips.
Businesses are also able to use the mobile unit for recruiting, pre-employment screenings, interviewing and training.
Rep. Hank Johnson sponsoring HomeSafe foreclosure event
Congressman Hank Johnson is hosting a community event April 28 to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.
In conjunction with the with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ HomeSafe Georgia program, the D&E Group and DeKalb County, Rep. Johnson is sponsoring the HomeSafe event on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Salem Bible Church, 5460 Hillandale Drive, Lithonia.
The free event offers homeowners a chance to meet one on one with counselors to see if they qualify for HomeSafe Georgia or a loan modification.
To be eligible for the program, homeowners must be unemployed or substantially underemployed, able to make mortgage payments but became delinquent while unemployed or underemployed, able to work or seeking employment, and must be 6 months or less delinquent. Homeowners’ mortgage payments must be greater than or equal to 31% of household gross income.
To pre-qualify and to register, visit www.depower.org or call (770) 961-6900 or 1-877-790-1831.
Dunwoody Police Department to hold drug take-back event
The Dunwoody Police Department is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency and Safe Kids Georgia in the fourth National Prescription Drug Take Back event on April 28.
This is a prescription drug take-back program where residents can dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications to keep them out of the wrong hands.
Dunwoody residents are encouraged to bring their unwanted medication to the front lobby of the Dunwoody Police Department at 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 100, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Needles, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, inhalers, medical equipment and hydrogen peroxide will not be accepted.