Shannon Garland And Gary Garland Bio
Officials from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that two people were arrested and charged for their involvement in a sex trafficking case.
Shannon Nadine Garland, 48, of Belton, and Gary Wayne Garland, Jr, 49, of Belton, were originally arrested on charges of criminal sexual conduct, but additional orders were obtained after further investigation.
Gary Garland Charged
Gary Garland has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, three counts of incest, trafficking in a victim under the age of 18, the involvement of a minor child 18 years for sexual purposes. performance, unlawful neglect of a child, dissemination of obscene materials, and four counts of distribution of Schedule II narcotics to a minor under 18
Shannon Garland Charged
Shannon Garland has been charged with seven counts of first-degree exploitation of a minor, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, second-degree attachment to criminal sexual conduct with a minor, and unlawful neglect of a child, according to the Center for Anderson County Detention.
The Garlands are being held at the Anderson County Detention Center and their bonds have been denied.
The Department of Social Services was involved in this case and has removed the underage victims from the custody of the guardians, Foster said.
Foster said the following charges have been made against the Garlands, but the investigation is continuing and more charges are pending in the case.