A Florida couple has been arrested for child human trafficking after detectives find the husband was paid children for sex, and his wife assisted.

A Florida couple has been arrested for child human trafficking after detectives find the husband was paid children for sex, and his wife assisted.
Dwight Tawan Edwards, 47, and Jessica Lynn Edwards, 33

A Florida couple has been arrested for child human trafficking after detectives find the husband was paid children for sex, and his wife assisted.

On November 22, 2022, Marion County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Dwight Tawan Edwards, 47, after inappropriate texts between Dwight and two juvenile victims, who were between 12 and 16 years old, were found.

During the course of the investigation, detectives determined that Dwight had been coercing the children into trading sexual favors for cash and items of monetary value for more than a year.

“Detective Peterson brought Jessica (Jessica Lynn Edwards, 33) in for an interview to inform her that we would be arresting Dwight when he was located,” said MCSO.

Detectives asked for her assistance in locating him; however, she declined.

In the news: Man Brandishing Firearm At Tampa Truck Stop Accidentally Shoots Himself

It was also discovered that during the Thanksgiving holiday, Jessica had forced the juvenile victims to have “contact” with Dwight alone, according to investigators.

Based on this information, detectives arrested Jessica for Child Neglect.

MCSO detectives obtained a warrant for Dwight’s arrest. Members of the US Marshal’s Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force determined that Dwight had made his way to Stockbridge, Georgia.

They contacted the US Marshal’s Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force, and with the assistance of the Henry County Police Department, they took Dwight into custody.

Dwight Tawan Edwards, 47, was arrested on a Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) warrant for six (6) counts of Human Trafficking and six (6) counts of Lewd or Lascivious Battery.

Jessica is currently being held at the Marion County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Dwight is being held at the Henry County Jail, awaiting extradition back to Marion County, Florida.

Visit Tampafp.com for PoliticsSports, and National Headlines.

Android Users, Click Here To Download The Free Press App And Never Miss A Story. Follow Us On Facebook Here Or Twitter Here.

You May Also Like

Women on two sides of a tragedy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tyre Nichols ’ mother was just steps away from…

How Common Are Serial Killers In The Health Care Profession?

According to “Brave Clarice — health care serial killers, patterns, motives, and…

Community holds vigil for Alachua County Jail inmate who died while in custody

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Members of the community gathered at Bo Diddley Plaza…

One man shot on Normandy Boulevard in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says a man in his 30’s…

Philly Passenger Loses Shirt, Wig Allegedly Fighting Airline Staff

A mother and her daughter allegedly brawled with Spirit Airlines employees in…

Armed Robber With Underwear on Head Busted For Kidnapping, Car Theft – Scioto County Daily News

A Kentucky man went on a wild crime spree on Saturday evening…

Murder trial for teen Aiden Fucci set to begin this week. Will it be delayed again?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Monday, jury selection is set to begin in…

Happy Valley police 'error' spotted in Tommy and Catherine's final scene

The finale episode was explosive and showed a lot of violence

Evacuations urged in Ohio town as train wreck smolders

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — A smoldering tangle of dozens of derailed…

7th Grader Wins $10K in Shooting Challenge on Basketball Court

A seventh grade boy’s shot of a lifetime during a recent high…

What happened on February 5

Today is Sunday, February 5, the 36th day of 2023. There are…

19-year-old dies in crash on I-295 in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 19-year-old died Sunday after running off the roadway…