More felony charges for Sandy Springs man accused of imprisoning women

Adjust Comment Print

The odd case - set in an upscale suburban neighborhood - unfolded after a 20-year-old alleged victim used a "company phone" on Tuesday to call 911 asking for help and police were dispatched to the almost 7,000-square-foot home. Roberts, 33, was arrested and charged with trafficking a person for labor and false imprisonment.

"I'm in a really bad situation and I need to get out", said the caller, who told the dispatcher she had met her captor on a website called Seeking Arrangements, which connects women with wealthy men.

Police arrested Kenndric Roberts, 33, and charged him with false imprisonment and trafficking a person for labor.

The mansion where Roberts allegedly held the women boasts five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms.

. Indeed, the home is 6,800 square feet with seven beds and nine baths and is valued at more than $1 million, according to Zillow.

However, she repeatedly said nothing illegal was happening inside the house.

In the interim, the dating site's attorney, Jess Johnson said via WXIA that the charges against Roberts may have a hard time holding up for prosecutors. The warrant says Roberts forced the girls to get identical tattoos on their wrists, an ode to his affiliation with the Gangster Disciples street gang, of which police believe he's a part.

Eight women were taken from a man's home in Georgia in what police are calling a case of suspected human trafficking. "Not only do we want to give them therapeutic, clinical, mental health services and counseling because of the trauma they've endured, but we also want to look at root causes of what made them vulnerable".

Worsham said all eight of the women have been brought to families or placed in safe houses.

The woman told the dispatcher she was planning to run out of the house and call a auto to come pick her up and take her to the airport because she had to catch a flight home to Orlando, Florida, that friends got for her. All the women were having sex with him, the victim said.

In an interview with police, Roberts said he spent $30,000 on the victim, including the plastic surgery.