This story really shows how prevalent this type of egregious behavior is, even in America.
A 20-year-old woman has been rescued after she was kept captive as a sex slave at a home in Georgia, where she was locked up in a feces-filled dog cage and beaten.
Five people were arrested Tuesday after a former resident went to the Richmond County property to retrieve some belongings and discovered the terrified victim, WRDW reported.
“Upon entering the room he observed an unknown light brown-skinned female that was naked, beaten severely and currently locked in a dog cage,” an incident report cited by the outlet states.
Shawna Powell, 32, one of the residents, told the man that the caged woman was her “whore,” according to WJBF.
“She stole a bunch of stuff from me so she is going to be my sex slave and I am going to pimp her out until she pays it off,” the suspect reportedly said.
The man said the woman was naked and pleaded for help.
He told cops that he overheard someone at the home saying that several people were on the way “to have their way” with the woman, police said in their report.
Deputies went to the house of horrors on Nellie Drive about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday and ordered everyone to come out.
DeMichael Dawson, 24, one of the occupants, then stepped out and told police that there were several other people inside, along with three pit bulls.
When deputies entered, they came across an empty dog cage in the feces-filled home, where the victim was discovered lying on a bed with multiple injuries to her face.
One of her eyes was severely swollen and bruised, WJBF reported.
In addition to Powell and Dawson, police arrested Anjelika Figueroa, 29, Savannah Piazzi, 18, and Dawson Weston, 19.
They were all charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime.
Dawson also was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.