Truck driver arrested on rape, human trafficking charges in Plymouth

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PLYMOUTH — A Georgia man was arrested Saturday after two women accused him of assault and human trafficking, Plymouth police said.

Officers responded to Colony Place on Dec. 16 where two females, ages 19 and 20, reported they had been assaulted by a semi-tractor trailer driver, later identified as 27-year-old Akeem Shabazz from Dacula, Georgia.

According to the victims, they had been picked up in a Southern state and traveled with Shabazz for one to two weeks.

During that time, Shabazz allegedly took their cell phones, barred them from contacting anyone, and threatened them.

The women’s account provided probable cause to believe Shabazz was engaged in human trafficking.

Shabazz, who had fled the scene, was intercepted by Plymouth officers while driving the tractor-trailer.

Shabazz was also wanted out of Lawrenceville, Georgia, for “Strongarm Rape.”

Facing multiple charges, Shabazz was taken into custody and charged with two counts of trafficking a person for sexual servitude, two counts of assault and battery, two counts of larceny over $1,200, witness intimidation, and being a fugitive from justice.

Plymouth detectives are continuing their investigation into the incident.

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