Law enforcement in Georgia rescued a woman who was beaten while held captive.
The victim, described as a sex slave by her alleged captors, was found by Richmond County Sheriff deputies in a residence in the 2200 block of Nellie Drive around 10.20pm on Tuesday, 12 On Your Side reported.
The victim was inside a dog cage filled with human faeces. Multiple people were arrested, with one telling deputies that the woman had allegedly “stolen a bunch of stuff” so she was going “to be my sex slave and I am going to pimp her out until she pays it off.”
An incident report obtained by 12 On Your Side read: “Upon entering the room he observed an unknown light brown-skinned female that was naked, beaten severely, and currently locked in a dog cage.”
Shawna Powell, 32, Anjelika Figueroa, 29, DeMichael Dawson, 24, Savannah Piazzi,18, and Dawson Weston, 19, were arrested in connection with the crime.
They have been charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon during a crime.
The woman was first noticed by the former resident of the home where she was found. They had returned to the mobile home to retrieve some items and they were asked for help by the victim.
The individual contacted deputies, who then rescued the woman.
Authorities said that the victim appeared to be “injured and emotionally distraught” and first refused to approach law enforcement. Eventually, deputies managed to get closer to her and noticed a swollen and bruised eye.