• Young girl lured to motel, forced into 'sex trafficking'

    By: Chris Jose

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    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A teenage girl was freed from a human trafficking operation during a dramatic raid at a Cobb County hotel, police said. 

    Marietta police said the 15-year-old victim called 911 around 6 a.m. Monday to report that she had been forced to have sex with multiple men at a hotel room.

    "Based on her statements, she was being told she would be killed if she tried to leave," said Chuck McPhilamy, with the Marietta Police Department.

    Officers were able to rescue the child and were able to later arrest four suspects. The suspects are facing the following state charges:

    • Kamari Bolden, 22, of Atlanta was charged with Trafficking of Persons for Labor or Sexual Servitude
    • Laura Waugh, 17, of Marietta was charged with Giving False Name and Date of Birth and Trafficking of Persons for Labor or Sexual Servitude 
    • Kenneth Thomas, 22, of Fairburn was charged with Keeping a Place of Prostitution, Pimping and Trafficking of Persons for Labor or Sexual Servitude 
    • Douglas White, 26, of Dallas was charged with Pimping and Trafficking of Persons for Labor or Sexual Servitude

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    All four suspects were arrested and booked into Cobb Adult Detention Center.

    Witnesses told Channel 2 Action News that dozens of officers swarmed the motel to make the bust.

    "They started moving in while we were working, and the next thing you knew, there was a big van and a SWAT tank," said witness Cody Matrone.

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