ATLANTA — Four survivors of sex trafficking filed the first lawsuits in Georgia claiming metro Atlanta area hotels profited from and participated in sex trafficking at their locations. Between 2010 and 2016, the survivors claim they were trafficked in four metro hotels, and allege hotel employees were paid by their traffickers to permit the crime at the hotels and act as lookouts if police were called or if other guests noticed an increase in foot traffic — sometimes between 10 to 20 men per day — in and out of the rooms.

The plaintiffs are represented by Patrick McDonough and Jonathan Tonge of Andersen, Tate & Carr of Atlanta.

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