Atlanta, GA – Earlier this year, we reported that Anthony “Ant” Shivers, along with at least 7 other sex traffickers at a time, have been consistently observed in recent years operating out of the Motel 6 located at 3585 Chamblee Tucker Rd.
This particular Motel 6 has hosted the public beating of numerous women and the routine commercial, sexual exploitation of underage girls. It has also been identified by rescued trafficking victims as one Continue reading
“It is time that we put a stop to the trafficking of teenagers in broad daylight, right in front of our eyes.”
Fulton County – On February 16th, ATL Trafficking published a news article detailing the sex trafficking of underage girls at the Super Inn (301 Fulton Industrial Cir SW, Atlanta, GA 30336) and exposing the owner, Ishwar Patel, and his managers’ awareness of the situation.
Reliable sources say that between the hours of 4:00 PM and 2:00 AM, an average of 8 men per hour can be seen arriving at the Super Inn to pay for sex with these young girls and Continue reading
Super Inn – 301 Fulton Industrial Cir.
“It doesn’t matter when we go. They’re always there.” ~ Anonymous informant (regarding young girls exploited daily at the Super Inn)
Fulton County – Every day, one after the other, men arrive in their trucks or SUVs to pick up one of the teenage girls pacing the pavement in front of the Super Inn near Fulton Industrial Blvd. The men take them away and then drop them back off 15 minutes later, at which point the girls begin pacing again.
Young Victims at the Super Inn
Surprisingly, just 6 hotels on or around Fulton Industrial Blvd are responsible for creating the worst sex trafficking neighborhood in Metro Atlanta. However, of those 6, the Super Inn (301 Fulton Industrial Cir SW, Atlanta, GA 30336) is the hotel most associated with the trafficking of minors and underage victims.
Reliable sources have photographically documented these young victims at the Super Inn as recently as a few days ago (Feb. 2016) as well as countless other times over recent years.
Other sources say they have repeatedly reported the presence of these minors to different branches of law enforcement, but to no avail.
“The only thing that ever seems to get a response is when we call Crimestoppers,” says one anonymous informant, “but then all they do is send a marked patrol car. The girls see that and they scatter. Then the patrol car drives off and that’s the end of it.”
Ishwar Patel owns the Super Inn through his company, T&S Hospitality LLC. Besides Ishwar, 4 other Patels have claimed this hotel to be their best contact address within the past 18 months. They are: Vinnie Patel (Dec 2015), Madsu Patel (Oct 2015), Ambelal Patel (Jul Continue reading
Smyrna, GA – On February 2, Sheri Kell, Director of Communications for Cobb County, stated that in response to recent news items regarding significant levels of confirmed sex trafficking activity at the Red Roof in Smyrna (2200 Corporate Plaza, Smyrna, GA 30080), the franchise owner has agreed to hire off duty officers to regularly patrol its property.
While this solution sounds great on the surface, in reality, we have never seen such intents make a difference at a hotel in the past. For example, the management of the Fairview Inn off Fulton Industrial Blvd tried the same gesture more than a year ago without success. (This was a hotel that was so rampant at the time one could not film the parking lot in any direction without capturing prostitution on camera,) Here is what happened:
Day One: Officer began his shift in the parking lot. Investigators filmed as he fruitlessly Continue reading
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
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