Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

State v. Mykal Jett

Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announces a conviction by guilty plea in the case against a Decatur man accused of trafficking his girlfriend. 

On Monday, Mykal Jett, 27, pleaded guilty to two counts of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, False Imprisonment and two counts of Aggravated Assault. 

According to the investigation, on December 18, 2019, officers with the DeKalb County Police Department responded to a domestic violence call at a home on McGlynn Drive in unincorporated Decatur. When they arrived, they spoke to a 22-year-old woman who identified Defendant Jett as her boyfriend and pimp. 

The victim told investigators that throughout their four-year relationship Defendant Jett forced her to make $1,000 per night or he would beat her.  He collected the money and controlled the woman’s access to drugs, to which she was addicted.  She also explained that Defendant Jett repeatedly refused to let her leave him. 

The woman said that she had tried to leave the house that day in a rideshare vehicle, but Defendant Jett forced her into his car and drove her to a different location.  The victim said Defendant Jett made her take off all her clothes and then beat her with a rake until it broke.  Defendant Jett continued to abuse the victim over a period of six hours, stuffing socks into her mouth, putting a hot iron to her face, and ordering her to stand outside in below freezing temperatures while she was wearing wet clothing.  The victim had videos of the assault on her phone and responding officers observed severe bruises all over the woman’s body. 

Immediately following the guilty plea, Senior Judge David B. Irwin, who was sitting for the DeKalb County Superior Court, sentenced Defendant Jett to 25 years to serve 14 in confinement and the remaining 11 on probation. 

The case, assigned to the Sexual Exploitation and Crimes Against Children Unit, was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Charles Ciba and Senior Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Tarver, District Attorney Investigator Camella Mungroo-Patterson, and Victim Advocate Peggy Remy.  District Attorney Investigator Casey Benton, who previously worked for the DeKalb County Police Department, led the initial investigation.