Bessemer police investigating human trafficking and sex crimes against a minor
BESSEMER - AL — Three men and multiple juveniles are at the center of a human trafficking investigation in Bessemer that includes rape and sodomy charges. Derion Jeff Shumpert is charged with 2nd degree rape. Khalil Lamontray Bradley and Sammy Cooper, Jr are charged with 2nd degree sodomy. The juveniles were charged in juvenile court and due to their age, their identities are withheld.Police say a 13-year-old girl was victimized July 26-28. Jefferson County D.A., Human Resources, and Dept of Forensics are also involved in the investigation, which continues. More charges may be filed next week.
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