UPDATE: Red Roof in Smyrna Caves…or Did They?

Shivers FB with money - CopySmyrna, 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

Is Cobb County Liable for Trauma Suffered by Sex Trafficking Victims?

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

Red Roof Admits Sex Trafficking Occurs in its Rooms!

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.”

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Red Roof Inn Runs Rampant

“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 Red Roof Front - Copyprostitution 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.

Data Points:

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 slepFace and Rap Sheet - Copyt 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