A top administrator in Democrat President Joe Biden’s Department of Defense (DOD) has been arrested in Georgia on human trafficking charges.
Stephen Hovanic is a senior administrator for the DOD’s school system in the Americas region.
According to a report from the Daily Caller, Hovanic was arrested on November 15.
He was reportedly busted during a human trafficking sting in Coweta County, Georgia.
Hovanic, 64, of Sharpsburg, Georgia, was arrested on suspicion of pandering, according to a press release from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.
Eva Tedder, administrator for the sheriff’s office, said Hovanic told the jail staff he works for the DOD located in Peachtree City, Georgia.
According to the Pentagon’s website, the location is where the Biden admin’s Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DODEA) Americas division is located.
Photos of both men show a distinctive scar across the chin.
The biography also states that Hovanic lives in Sharpsburg, Georgia.
The Newnan Times-Herald reported that Hovanic was one of more than two dozen arrests over a two-day operation meant to locate victims of human trafficking.
Six women, identified as victims of human trafficking, were rescued in the operation.
The sting also saw arrests on charges of pandering, drug possession, prostitution, and pimping, according to the press release.
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Hovanic is an honorably discharged veteran who attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, according to his DODEA biography.
He began his academic career in 1982 as a high school vocational teacher, coach, and school administrator for Virginia public schools.
Hovanic joined DODEA in 1996 as an assistant principal at Quantico Middle-High School and later served as principal of Dahlgren Unit School.
In 2008, Hovanic moved to Peachtree City as an instructional systems specialist.
He was named chief of staff two years later, according to his biography.