Smyrna, GA – On Monday, January 18th, top Cobb County elected officials received notice describing the systemic sex trafficking occurring at the Red Roof Inn off Windy Hill Rd (2200 Corporate Plaza, Smyrna, GA 30080).
UPDATE: Commissioner Bob Ott’s office has informed that law enforcement is now actively working to achieve change at the Red Roof. We receive this news with joy, but we will continue to keep our eye on the Red Roof, expecting to see permanent change in the near future. (Red Roof Corporate’s response remains disappointing.)
Clearly referenced in this notice were reports from several online news organizations, including ATL Trafficking.com, that included many specific and verifiable details regarding the illegal activity at that particular Cobb County Red Roof, including the names of traffickers, their previous convictions for crimes against children, strong evidence of the hotel’s complicity, as well as the fact that underage victims as young as twelve years old are involved.
Since the release of this information, Metro Atlantans have been discussing and sharing the revelations about this Red Roof like wildfire.
Yet, more than a week later, staff members from the offices of County Manager David Hankerson (770-528-2600), Chairman Tim Lee (770-528-3305), Commissioner Bob Weatherford (770-528-3313), and Commissioner Bob Ott (770-528-3316) say that they failed Continue reading
On Wednesday, January 2oth, reliable sources confirm that a spokesman for the Red Roof Inn off Windy Hill Rd (2200 Corporate Plaza, Smyrna, GA 30080) identifying himself as “Forrest,” the night manager, said that he had read ATL Trafficking’s most recent article on the Red Roof in Smyrna and admitted that much of the information contained in the article regarding sex trafficking occurring in their rooms is true! (Of course, we know it’s all true.)
Remember, it is an established fact that teenage girls have not only been routinely trafficked at this hotel, but such prostitution is ongoing.
Forrest also confirmed that the national Red Roof Corporate office is aware of the situation, as well as the franchise owner. What is it going to take for Red Roof Corporate (614-744-2600) to pull the franchise rights from this owner?
Readers will recall that up to 40 of the recent “good” reviews recently removed by tripadvisor for being fraudulent went out of their way to specifically praise employees “Forrest” or “Edafe.”
Readers will also remember that investigators recently filmed the manager Continue reading
“We wish we could drop a nuke on it.” ~ Anonymous federal agent (referring to the Red Roof off Windy Hill Rd.)
The Red Roof Inn in Smyrna (2200 Corporate Plaza, Smyrna, GA 30080), located next to the new Braves stadium construction, is a hotbed of trafficking activity! This hotel is used for prostitution and has been this way for many years. Any day of the week, dozens of girls are trafficked out of this location, some of whom look underage, even as young as 12.
16 year old girl raped and almost murdered at this Red Roof Inn at the hands of her would-be trafficker who held her head underwater in a bathtub in order to force her to prostitute herself.
School buses drop off young children at this Red Roof every day (i.e. some of the women are very long-term residents, meaning the manager knows very well who they are and what they’re doing there). An ice cream truck also passes regularly through the lot.
Private investigators recently observed a young woman being trafficked repeatedly at the Red Roof in Smyrna over a 3 day period while her 7 week old baby slept at the foot of the bed in which she was entertaining “client” after “client.” Investigators called DFACS and the Cobb County Police repeatedly over those days. Both were unresponsive.
Anthony “Ant” Shivers (see photo) is a known trafficker who has been observed in the company of at least one provocatively dressed 12 year old at the Red Roof in Smyrna. He has multiple convictions for statutory rape and enticing a child for indecent purposes and is also known to run girls out of the Motel 6 at Chamblee Tucker Rd. & I-285.
The Black Mafia Family is known to Continue reading
Status: Active (Operating Freely)
Description: Multiple Felony Convictions, Sex Offender Registry
Anthony “Ant” Shivers is a known human trafficker who pimps out underage girls at Atlanta hotels in order to fill his own pockets with cash.
Shivers has been convicted 4 times for Enticing a Child for Indecent purposes. Indeed, reliable sources say they have observed Shivers at Atlanta hotels with victims as young as 12 years old. (Under Georgia law, all minors are considered to be trafficked against their will.)
Other sources have documented Shivers in recent months posting online prostitution ads while sitting inside his room (#201) at the Red Roof Inn in Smyrna (2200 Corporate Plaza, Smyrna, GA 30080) – in other words, he has not changed his ways.
He’s also been convicted 4 times of statutory rape, the most recent of which occurred when he was 40 years old (of course, with an underage victim). He is a suspected member of the Black Mafia Family. In addition to the Red Roof Inn off Windy Hill Rd, he is known to operate out of the Motel 6 at 3585 Chamblee-Tucker Rd. He is a known associate of other sex traffickers, some of whom have the last names of Bailey, Littleton, and Continue reading
Status: Active (Operating Freely)
Description: Very public sex trafficker, regularly hosts private adult escort parties at various locations.
Patrick Charles Blake surely wasn’t named “Dalastman” by his mother, but at some point he thought it would be cute to take up the moniker (DA-LAST-MAN) for himself. He believes himself to be a hip businessman, but he is nothing more than an exploiter of women and girls who sells their bodies for cash at paid orgies.
The pictures of cash on this page are from Mr. Blake’s Facebook and Twitter posts. (WARNING: Facebook and other links on this article contain graphic images.) If visiting his FB page, the reader will notice it advertises “Club GA Bunnies”, but the URL address still reads “charles.blake.94617.”
Here is another Facebook page for Club GA Bunnies. The mugshot above is of “Patrick Charles Blake”. Patrick Blake is the registered agent for Continue reading
After the recent crackdown by Johns Creek’s on illegal brothels posing as “spas” and “massage parlors”, many of the spa owners packed up and moved outside the city limits into unincorporated Forsyth County.
The large majority of spas and massage parlors in the Metro Atlanta area are actually brothels run by Asian gangs that hold their “masseuses” in perpetual sexual slavery while they “work off” their debts to the gang.
Concerned citizens of Forsyth have suddenly begun seeing spa after spa pop up along the border of their county.
Thankfully, the Forsyth County Commissioners have boldly enacted the same Continue reading
The A2C Budget Hotel (Formerly the Travelodge (and later the Travel Inn) of Six Flags), located at 4265 Shirley Drive, South-West, Atlanta, GA 30336, is the worst of the worst when it comes to sex trafficking on Fulton Industrial Blvd.
Years ago, Travelodge pulled its association with this hotel due to crime & poor management issues. (We do congratulate Travelodge for taking a stand!) At that time, it was downgraded to the “Travel Inn” but its association with sex trafficking did not diminish.
Not too long ago, the Travel Inn was foreclosed on by its mortgage holder and resold. The new owner renamed it the A2C Budget Hotel and voila, we now have one of the worst hotels in Metro Atlanta.
Officials say that while there always existed a sex trafficking problem when it was called the Travel Inn, since it came under the control of the new owner, crime levels have exploded to the point that now, at least 25% of all crimes on Fulton Industrial Blvd originate at the A2C Budget Hotel!
Of course, this isn’t the only hotel this particular owner possesses – he has 6 Continue reading
It is well known among law enforcement and the anti-trafficking community that the area along Fulton Industrial Boulevard near I-20 (Six Flags) is the worst area in Metro Atlanta with regards to sex trafficking and has been for decades.
It is also well known that part of the reason is that this section of Fulton Industrial Boulevard runs through a narrow strip of unincorporated Fulton County just outside the city limits of Atlanta. In other words, the APD has no jurisdiction, so Fulton County Police are on their own. Yet, Fulton County Police are severely underresourced there.
What is not so well known is that this area could actually be very easy to clean up! Almost all the sex trafficking on Fulton Industrial Boulevard originates in just 6 hotels and 4 strip clubs!
3 of the 4 strip clubs rent their space from the same commercial property owner. 5 of the 6 hotels are owned and managed by a team of 3 men who Continue reading