A Georgia man is accused of human trafficking and false imprisonment after police say they found eight women living with him in an upscale home in north Atlanta - with one of the women saying she was held against her will.
"He's risky. This is a guy that preys on girls", said a woman who reports her daughter was one of the eight girls held against their will inside Roberts' home.
The woman told police she met Roberts on a website called "Seeking Arrangments".
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Sandy Springs investigators arrested Kenndric Roberts, 33, on charges of false imprisonment and trafficking of persons for labor, Worsham said.
Robert's first appearance in a Fulton County Court is scheduled for Thursday morning.
"She needs counseling. All the girls (do)", Stockdale said. "The investigation is continuing", Sandy Springs police Sgt. Sam Worsham told WSB-TV.
According to Fulton County property records cited by krmg, the two-story brick home measures 6,806 square feet and is valued at $976,300. She said she was the only woman who wanted to leave.
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. And it wasn't just her.
An arrest warrant says his lifestyle was fueled in part by forcing women to dance at area strip clubs. "He'll be like, 'You can leave whenever you want, ' and then he'll, like, threaten you right after". It was not immediately clear how long the women had been held in the home.
The suspect once threatened to "pay someone to cut her chest open, take out the implants and cut her up", the victim told police.
For the women, who are oftentimes desperate for money and a place to live, the lifestyle can seem irresistible, she added. She told the operator she planned on calling a vehicle to pick her up and then running from the house because friends got her a flight to Orlando. She arrived at the home about a month ago and was forced to undergo plastic surgery.