Motion filed for alleged human trafficker's release

The attorney for the man accused of running a human trafficking operation out of a rented mansion in Sandy Springs has filed a motion asking that his client be released on bond.

ATLANTA -- The attorney for the man accused of running a human trafficking operation out of a rented mansion in Sandy Springs has filed a motion asking that his client be released on bond.

Kenndric Roberts, 33, has been jailed since he was arrested last month after one of the young women living in the house called 911 and said Roberts threatened to kill her if she left.

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Several other women later came forward with similar stories, claiming Roberts made them give him all the money they made dancing at local strip clubs.

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The motion for bond paints a different picture. It said that the women signed contracts to go into business with Roberts, and he gave them access to cars, expensive vacations and other luxuries. According to the motion, the women were free to come and go as they pleased.

The motion for bond also says Roberts is part owner of a cleaning business and his parents have strong ties to the community.

Roberts’ alleged victims say they're still afraid of him.

If convicted on all the charges, Roberts could face more than two centuries behind bars. 

It does not appear that a bond hearing has been set yet.

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