DeKalb County police said they rescued two teens being held as sex slaves when detectives broke up a human trafficking ring.
Two men, Kamau Benjamin, 28, and Anthony Means, 22, were arrested Thursday and charged with trafficking persons for sexual servitude, rape, false imprisonment and marijuana possession with intent to distribute when police S.W.A.T. raided a Tucker apartment at 3214 Valley Bluff Drive, authorities said.
Investigators said both of the teens, ages 18 and 16, had been physically abused, raped, starved and forced to engage in prostitution while being regularly drugged.
The 18-year-old, police said, had been in the men’s custody for nearly two years.
Both teens were targeted initially because they were runaways, police said. They are receiving specialized treatment for their prolonged exploitation, police said.
Detectives with the department’s internet crimes against children unit continue to investigate with the focus on identifying possible additional victims as well the men who paid for sex with the teens.
Means and Benjamin remain in the DeKalb County Jail without bond.