Published On: Sun, Mar 12th, 2017

FBI busts Georgia human trafficking, sex slave ring, Kenndric Roberts charged with over 12 felonies

The Federal Bureau of Investigation believes there could be more victims of a man accused of holding women against their will in a million-dollar Sandy Springs home in Georgia. Identified as Kenndric Roberts, the man now faces over a dozen charges linked to sex trafficking of eight women.

Roberts, 33, faces charges of false imprisonment and human trafficking after authorities were notified from a 911 call from a woman claiming to be threatened if she tried to leave the home.

“It’s house of full of girls and…if I try to leave, he’ll try to kill me,” the caller told the dispatcher.

Kenndric Roberts

The caller’s Tuesday morning plea helped Georgia authorities to uncover the human trafficking ring.

Roberts faces five counts of false imprisonment, five counts of trafficking persons for labor and two counts for possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. An AK-47 pistol and a Glock .45-caliber handgun were found in the home, police said. Possible federal charges are also pending.

In total, eight women ranging from ages 19 to 22 were found at the home, said Sgt. Sam Worsham.

Roberts was renting the residence, Worsham added, and the homeowners weren’t there.

The president of the local homeowners association told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the group had received complaints from neighbors about cars constantly “coming in and out.”

The FBI said that the initial investigation has revealed that many of the victims were brought in from out-of-state and that has led investigators to believe that there are more victims who they haven’t heard from.

Anyone with information on additional victims is asked to call 404-679-9000.

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