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
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