Boys home indictments allege human trafficking



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Contributed/Burnet County Sheriff's Office
A grand jury has indicted 49-year-old Gary Dwayne Wiggins and 34-year-old Meghann Shereen Wiggins on human trafficking charges in connection with their operation of a boys home outside Bertram.




Special to The Highlander

On Aug. 6, a Burnet County grand jury indicted two owners of a boys home outside of Bertram on human trafficking charges, according to a press release.

After evidence was presented from an “extensive investigation into their operation” of the Joshua Home for boys, the grand jury recommended indictments against 49-year-old Gary Dwayne Wiggins and 34-year-old Meghann Shereen Wiggins.

The charges are one count each of trafficking of persons: continuous, a first degree felony.

The Wiggins were arrested without incident in Escambia County, Alabama.

They waived extradition and were transported to the Burnet County Jail where, as of Aug. 19, they remained in custody. A bond amount of $100,000 has been set for each.

These charges will be prosecuted by the 33rd/424th District Attorney’s Office in Burnet County.

See what prompted the investigation here.

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