Kenndric Roberts, a man in Georgia was charged this past Friday with 12 felony charges after being accused of holding eight women against their will in an Atlanta suburb mansion and is being held without bail.
Roberts, 33 was initially charged with one count each of false imprisonment and human trafficking until police found a Glock .45-caliber and AK-47 assault rifle. Now, he has been hit with five counts of trafficking persons for labor, five counts of false imprisonment, and two counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He since has waived his court appearance this past Thursday.
KTLA reports that the local police responded to a frantic 911 call from one of the women who were held captive, saying that she wanted to leave but was afraid she would be killed by her “boss”
“I’m in a very bad situation, and I need to get out,” she told the 911 dispatcher. “It’s a house full of girls, and he threatened that if I try to leave, that he’ll try to kill me.”
The woman met the alleged kidnapper on the popular Sugar Daddy/Momma dating site, Seeking Arrangements and reportedly told the operator that about a month earlier she previously visited the mansion to dance for a client to earn money. Sandy Springs police Sgt. Sam Worsham tells CNN affiliate WSB-TV that they believe the women were meeting with Roberts at the house in hopes of them advancing in their careers.
“What we believe is he was luring these women to this house with promises of either modeling careers or financial assistance,” “We’re not 100 percent sure on that.”
Roberts will be returned to court on March 23.