A Marietta man is in the Cobb County Jail after he was arrested Sunday on charges that he forced a teenaged girl into prostitution at a Marietta motel.
Emanuel Fleming, 20, is charged with interference with custody, keeping a place of prostitution, trafficking a person for labor or sexual servitude and robbery by intimidation.
Marietta police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy said officers became aware of the situation when they were dispatched to a call of a robbery at the Super 8 by Wyndham hotel on Franklin Gateway around 12:24 a.m. Sept. 1.
According to an arrest warrant, Fleming took the 16-year-old girl from her home without her grandmother’s permission and took her to the Super 8 by Wyndham hotel on Franklin Gateway in Marietta.
The warrant notes Fleming “pimped out” the teenager through prostitution. He allegedly obtained the motel room and enabled the girl “to perform acts of prostitution and did share in the financial proceeds.”
“The child stated she was doing it to help him because he was homeless,” according to the officer’s narrative in the arrest warrant.
Marietta police say six ads featuring the girl were found on an adult escort website from June 10 to July 14, with the girl confirming to police that she and Fleming “did prostitution all summer.”
McPhilamy said the robbery charge stems from Fleming taking $40 from a man who allegedly went to the hotel to have sex with the teen in exchange for money. He was charged with misdemeanor pandering and booked into the jail. He was released Sept. 2 after posting a $3,520 bond.
Fleming, who was also wanted by Smyrna police on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault stemming from another incident in August, remains held without bail at the Cobb jail.
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