Emmanuel Fleming is charged with interfering with custody, keeping a place of prostitution, trafficking for labor or sexual servitude and robbery by intimidation.
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Man indicted on charge he forced teen into prostitution at Cobb hotel

A Cobb County man has been indicted on charges he allegedly forced a teenager to perform acts of prostitution over the summer at a Marietta hotel. 

A grand jury indicted Emmanuel Fleming on two counts of trafficking persons for sexual servitude and robbery by intimidation, Cobb County Superior Court records show. 

Fleming, 20, is accused of taking a girl, who was 16 at the time, from her home without her grandmother’s permission. According to an arrest warrant, Fleming took the child to the Super 8 by Wyndham hotel on Franklin Gateway in Marietta.

The warrant claims 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 warrant notes.

“The child stated she was doing it to help him because he was homeless,” according to the officer’s narrative in the arrest warrant.

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Marietta police previously told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 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.”

The robbery charge in the indictment stems from Fleming allegedly taking $40 from a man who police say went to the hotel to have sex with the teen in exchange for money. That man was charged by Marietta police with misdemeanor pandering.

Fleming was also indicted by the grand jury on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and aggravated sodomy stemming from an incident investigated by Smyrna police. In that case, Fleming is accused of attacking a woman before taking her purse containing an Apple iPhone and $100 in cash Aug. 2 at an apartment complex on South Cobb Drive. 

Fleming was arrested Sept. 1 and was booked into the Cobb County jail. He remains held without bond. 

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