Four women who say they were for years victims of sex trafficking are suing a group of Atlanta-area hotels where they allege some employees were complicit in the crime. https://t.co/QmJf7RWTuJ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 29, 2019
- Four women alleging they were victims of sex trafficking sue multiple Atlanta-area hotels, claiming employees were complicit in crimes. NBC News reports:
“‘We believe these hotels were taking profits over the most vulnerable people,’ Patrick McDonough, a lead attorney on the case, told NBC News. “At the same hotel you would have a victim in a short period of time being sold five, 10, 20 times a day.
The suit filed in federal court in Georgia on Monday alleges that the sex traffickers paid some of the hotels’ employees to turn a blind eye to their criminal conduct. It also claims that some employees acted as “lookouts” for the traffickers, alerting them when other guests grew suspicious or police were called.”
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