A Georgia woman and a Clarksville man were indicted by a Christian County Grand Jury Friday for charges of human trafficking of a minor and other drug related charges.
According to court documents, a traffic stop was conducted in Oak Grove on a vehicle driven by 38-year old Stanley McMeeken of Clarksville on February 7, and he and 30-year old Cecilia Slade of Georgia were found in the company of a 15-year old female. Slade claimed the 15-year old was her daughter, but investigation revealed she had been reported missing out of Georgia in December.
Slade allegedly admitted to being engaged in prostitution. She told officers she had met the juvenile at a hotel in Georgia and then brought her to Kentucky. Slade also said she had met McMeeken just that day, but then later allegedly said he had paid for a hotel room the night before. A search of the vehicle revealed condoms, women’s clothing and a variety of drugs and drug paraphernalia, including methampetamine.
The indictment says Slade and McMeeken intentionally subjected the minor to human trafficking by engaging her in forced labor or commercial sexual activity through force, fraud or coercion.
Both Slade and McMeeken were charged with human trafficking of a victim under 18 years of age, possession of meth, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. McMeeken was additionally charged with driving on a suspended license and one headlight.