NORTH FULTON COUNTY, GA (WSB/CNN) – Video on what police confirm is human trafficking suspect Kenndric Roberts’ Instagram account show him flaunting large amounts of cash, jewelry and lobster dinners.
An arrest warrant says his lifestyle was fueled in part by forcing women to dance at area strip clubs.
“He’s dangerous. 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. They were freed after one of them called 911.
“He told her if she was allowed to come, and from what she told me, he had information on me and the rest of the family, and if she didn’t come back, he would come after us and kill us,” the mother said.
She said her daughter met Roberts through SeekingArrangements.com and soon became one of what the warrant calls Roberts’ “diamond kitties.” The warrant says Roberts forced the girls to get identical tattoos on their wrists, an ode to his affiliation with the Gangster Disciples street gang, of which police believe he’s a part. She said Roberts lured her daughter to the home with the promise of a lavish lifestyle. At the hearing she told reporters she wanted to make sure that the suspect remained in jail and away from her daughter.
Heather Stockdale runs Georgia Care, a non-profit that helped 500 trafficking victims last year alone.
“She needs counseling. All the girls (do),” Stockdale said. “Not only do we want to give them therapeutic, clinical, mental health services and counseling because of the trauma they’ve endured, but we also want to look at root causes of what made them vulnerable.”
Police charged Roberts with human trafficking and false imprisonment. He remains in jail.
H/T FOX8 Local