Cops: 8 women held against their will in nearly $1M Sandy Springs home

Cops: 8 women held against their will in nearly $1M Sandy Springs home

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This house in Sandy Springs is where police say a man held eight women against their will. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
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  • One of the women called 911 and asked for help, police said.
  • Officers assisted her and seven other women in leaving the residence.
  • Police charged a 33-year-old man in connection with the incident.

A man in Sandy Springs was arrested after police said he held eight women against their will in a nearly $1 million home.

Just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a 911 call from a woman who asked for help leaving a residence in the 100 block of Strauss Lane, Sgt. Sam Worsham said Wednesday.

When they got to the 6,806-square-foot home, officers assisted the women in leaving the residence, Worsham said. It was not immediately clear how long they had been in the house.

“I’m in a very bad situation, and I need to get help,” the caller told the police dispatcher.

The FBI and Sandy Springs investigators arrested 33-year-old Kenndric Roberts on Wednesday on charges of false imprisonment and trafficking of persons for labor, Worsham said.

Roberts is in the Fulton County jail, police said. His first appearance in court will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Fulton, according to Tracy Flanagan of the sheriff’s office.

The woman who called police said she met Roberts through the website seekingarrangement.com.

None of the women required medical attention, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Kenndric Roberts (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

According to Fulton County property records, the $976,300 residence has five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms.

The house was rented, according to Mark Feinberg, president of the homeowners association.

Home association president Mark Feinberg talks about home where police say eight women were held against their will. Video by John Spink / AJC

“They (the house’s owners) were out of town when this broke, and I haven’t spoken to them directly,” he said.

Feinberg said the association has had “a number of complaints” from homeowners about “the number of cars coming in and out” of the house.

“It’s a sad state of affairs. It’s 2017, and these types of things are still going on.”

The same house was the scene of a property retrieval in a domestic dispute in July, police confirmed.

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