Officers with the Conyers Police Department rescued a 20-year-old woman from sex trafficking on April 13.
Officers received a phone call from a friend of the victim who was concerned for her welfare. When officers conducted a welfare check at the Horizon Extended Stay hotel, they found the victim, a 20-year-old woman from Washington state, being held at the hotel providing sexual services in exchange for money. Brad Gaskins, 36, was arrested as a result.
The victim had recently moved to the Atlanta area, and she and Gaskins met in DeKalb County and he offered her a place to stay.
According to police, the victim remained in the hotel room that was provided to her by Gaskin in exchange for answering calls from an ad for sexual services that Gaskins created for her. Officers responded to the room to conduct a welfare check at the request of the victim’s friend and they were able to find indications of human trafficking.
Gaskins returned to the hotel room several hours later and was arrested. He has been charged with trafficking of a person for sexual servitude and aggravated sodomy.
A nonprofit organization, 4Sarah, that focuses on providing support for women who are victims of sex trafficking, was able to provide housing and resources for the victim.
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