Clayton County

Atlanta airport contractor arrested, accused of raping employee at work

ATLANTA — An airport contractor was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Tuesday after another contract employee accused him of sexually assaulting her during her shift.

Eddie Sanders, 47, of Stone Mountain, was arrested on a charge of rape.

Channel 2 investigative reporter Nicole Carr went to the magistrate clerk's office Wednesday to look for more details in the warrants. But the records won't be filed until Thursday.

Channel 2 Action News attended the bond hearing for Sanders in Clayton County Wednesday. The few details that were read in the courtroom are too graphic to report, but they were behind judge denying bond for Sanders.


According to an Atlanta police incident report, Sanders is a supervisor with ABM janitorial services, the company that holds a cleaning service contract with Hartsfield-Jackson.

The victim told police that Sanders began making sexual comments to her in the airport atrium before forcing her into a storage closet and raping her.

She immediately reported it to police, and the timestamp on the report is 6:15 a.m.

Carr reached out to ABM Wednesday and received the following statement:

“We are fully cooperating with authorities in their investigation of this alleged incident. The accused employee in this incident has been suspended. ABM has no tolerance for any type of assault in the workplace and is absolutely committed to fostering a professional and safe working environment for all our 130,000 employees.”

Sanders will be back in court next month.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution contributed to this report.