A man accused of holding eight woman against their will in his Sandy Springs, Georgia mansion has been arrested and charged with false imprisonment and trafficking.
Kenndric Roberts, 33, was arrested on Tuesday morning after a 20-year-old woman called 911 and told the operator that she and other women in the almost $1 million mansion were being held and forced to dance for money.
‘I’m in a very bad situation and I need to get help,’ the woman said on the 911 recording, which was released today. She also said that she feared that her ‘boss’ would kill her if she did leave.
The Sandy Springs Police Department called in the FBI for help with the case, which led to police officers and agents working together to rescue a total of eight women from Roberts’ home, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.
Roberts was taken into custody and charged with false imprisonment and trafficking of persons for labor, according to the police. He is being held at Fulton County Jail.
‘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. The investigation is continuing,’ Sandy Springs Police Sgt. Sam Worsham told WSB-TV 2.
Police were not immediately able to determine how long all the women had been held in the house.
The woman who called 911 told the operator that she initially met Roberts on a website called ‘Seeking Arrangements,’ a Sugar Daddy dating site, and had been there for a month. She also claimed that he ‘had [her] go get, like, plastic surgery,’ according to a transcript posted on 9 News.
Fox 5 Atlanta reports that the FBI is now searching for more victims and is looking to see if there are any out-of-state ties to what was happening inside Roberts’ home.
Roberts is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday morning.