By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
Human trafficking is a serious epidemic that’s been happening throughout the United States. Because of the severity of this act, cities and states have issued out warning signs. With human trafficking being big business, violators will do whatever they can to keep their operations a secret. Let’s face it – human trafficking is profitable.
If you’re not familiar with the area of Atlanta, it’s important to know that Atlanta is a city with movers and shakers. Being the entertainment capital of the South, Atlanta brings in big money. In addition to this, Atlanta’s airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the busiest airport in the world. With so many people coming in and out of the airport, Atlanta is on the hot list for human trafficking.
Last week, Atlanta witnessed a huge bust in human trafficking. In a quiet and affluent neighborhood of Sandy Spring, law enforcement officers arrested Kenndic Roberts, 33 on human trafficking and false imprisonment charges.
In an article published in Rolling Out, “According to police, a 20-year-old woman called 911 Tuesday morning asking for help getting out of a home located in the 100 block of Strauss Lane. “I’m in a very bad situation and I need to get out. It’s a house of full of girls and … if I try to leave, he’ll try to kill me,” the caller told the dispatcher.”
The women, eight in total, were being held at a multi-million home that was rented by Roberts. “According to Atlanta’s FOX 5, the 6,800-square-foot house where the women were found is located in a gated community, and last sold for $1.2 million. And, “neighbors said they noticed lots of luxury cars and people going in and out, but they never suspected anything as heartbreaking as this.”
How did Roberts meet these women? Through the website – Seeking Arrangements.
Roberts appeared in Fulton County court on March 9th to address these charges.
Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him on www.sinclairgrey.org or Twitter @drsinclairgrey