An Georgia man is facing 14 felony charges after a young woman accused him of holding her and several other women hostage at his million-dollar home in a gated subdivision of Sandy Springs, outside of Atlanta.
According to KTLA 5, Kenndric Roberts is facing six counts of false imprisonment, six counts of trafficking persons for labor, and two counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
On Tuesday, a woman called 911 from the home claiming she was desperate to escape but feared Roberts would kill her if she tried to leave.
“I’m in a very bad situation, and I need to get out,” the woman reportedy 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 caller said there were seven other women in the home. According to the New York Post, she referred to Roberts as her “boss” and said he typically carried a handgun with him. She reportedly met him online and came to the home believing she could make money as a dancer.
“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,” Sandy Springs police Sgt. Sam Worsham told WSB-TV. “The investigation is continuing,”
According to KTLA 5, Roberts is behind held without bail and is due for a court appearance on March 23.
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office