A 20-year-old woman was rescued after being held captive as a sex slave at a home in Georgia, where she was beaten and locked up in a feces-filled dog cage.
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 noticed an unknown light brown-skinned female who was naked, severely beaten, and currently locked in a dog cage,” according to an incident report cited by the outlet.
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 claimed the woman was naked and begged for help.
He told cops that he overheard someone at the house saying that several people were on their way “to have their way” with the woman, according to the police report.
Deputies arrived at the house of horrors on Nellie Drive around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday and ordered everyone to leave.
DeMichael Dawson, 24, one of the occupants, then stepped outside and told police that there were several other people inside, as well as 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 criminal possession of a firearm or knife.
Dawson was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm.