•  Jimmie Garnder, the brother-in-law of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, was arrested on allegations of human trafficking, according to Tampa authorities.
  • Tampa police said they arrested Jimmie Gardner, 57, Friday for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a 16-year-old girl.
  • A release from the Tampa Police Department stated Gardner met the minor at 1:43 a.m. and invited her to his room at the Renaissance Hotel at International Plaza.
  • The girl accepted his invitation, and when she got there, he allegedly offered her money for sex, police said.
  • “The victim initially agreed but later told Gardner that she no longer wanted to engage and he became angry,” the release said. “Gardner advised the victim that she needed to leave his hotel room. The two got involved in a verbal altercation that escalated to a physical dispute
    after Gardner placed his hands around the victim’s neck, impeding her breathing. After the dispute, Gardner left the hotel room, and the victim called 911.”
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Source: wfla.com