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    GA - Minister Wife Charged- Human Trafficking, Atlanta

    Minister, Wife Charged With Human Trafficking

    ATLANTA -- An Ellenwood minister and his wife were arrested and charged after authorities said they made a woman work for them and their friends for little or no money.

    Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Juna Gwendolyn Babb, 54, and her minister husband, Michael J. Babb, 53, on Wednesday.

    Officials said the Babbs enticed a woman to come to the United States from the Kingdom of Swaziland, Africa, by falsely promising her a lucrative, short-term opportunity to provide catering at a family member's wedding.

    Once the victim arrived in the U.S., authorities said the couple made her their housekeeper and nanny through threats of arrest and imprisonment. Officials said the Babbs confiscated her passport and return airline ticket and told the victim she owed them for the costs of her travel.

    The couple allegedly required the victim to clean the homes of their friends and associates, and to assist with Michael Babb's construction business, authorities said.

    The indictment alleges that the defendants required the victim to work long hours every day of the week, for which the victim was grossly underpaid on the few occasions that she was paid at all.

    The Babbs were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy, forced labor, document servitude, which is confiscating someone’s passport and visa, and harboring an alien for financial gain.

    Bond was set at $20,000.
    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/21912782/detail.html

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    How much you want to bet they told friends they brought her over out of "christian charity?"

    And aren't they just the helpful folk, sending her to friends to assist them. Did they charge the friends for her services?

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    I had seen this earlier this evening, songline. What a great minister and wife, huh? Hope they both get lots of time! These disgusting human traffickers come from all kinds of backgrounds.

    MOO
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaLaw2000 View Post
    I had seen this earlier this evening, songline. What a great minister and wife, huh? Hope they both get lots of time! These disgusting human traffickers come from all kinds of backgrounds.

    MOO
    It was on the Shanaiya thread I was so shocked I had to give this its own thread.
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    Many sins have happened in the name of God...and it makes me so
    YES, PLEASE DEAR GOD give them many, many years in prison.
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    Women are Angels.
    And when someone breaks our wings,
    we simply continue to fly... on a broomstick.

    We're flexible like that.

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    $20,000 bail? That's a joke. I bet they are both already out.

    In my opinion, men of God are the same as men of the world. No different. They just want you to think they are different. Some are good, some are bad. They are just people, like all the rest of the people in the world.

    I think tough, when they have to answer for their time on earth, they will have a harder time explaining what they did in "God's name."

    Salem

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    just think of the church members who have been faithful to the church and do as instructed by the bible- (give offerings) this is what it supported?

    It is instances such as this why I don't participate in church, I'll just read my bible.
    Debbie

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    No kidding Debbie, ITA

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    Bio for Evangelist Michael J. Babb at Christ Embassy of Atlanta Ministry. http://ceaministry.org/

    (click "Bio")


    CHRIST EMBASSY ATLANTA CHURCH INC
    4262 IVY RUN
    ELLENWOOD, GA
    30294-6522

    Foreclosure notice for this property
    http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:...ient=firefox-a
    Last edited by STEADFAST; 12-10-2009 at 11:47 AM.

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    They either never had enough parishiners or they did and were misusing the money.
    Debbie

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    Just a reminder, folks, that the best resource I've found concerning human trafficking and all its nasty faces is:

    http://www.polarisproject.org/

    It's a very "meaty" site and takes a while to read everything. I think we all owe it to those who are caught in the web of the miserable existence of human trafficking, some time to research this heinous crime. It breaks the spirit. Most people think human trafficking consists of Russian prostitutes or Latino field workers. It is that but so so much more. It can be your next door neighbor's daughter or the man in the back room at your favorite restaurant.

    Our daughter is trafficked sexually on Craigslist and other "sex sites" and there is nothing we can do to help, as she is an adult, albeit with a 63 IQ. The Polaris Project, though, put us in touch with the FBI and we are ready to jump in when she says "enough".

    After you've read the site, forward it on to your local LE, city council, state representatives, and clergy. So many people honestly have no idea what this crime is. We've got to open our eyes and see the pain of those who have had their freedom stolen.


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    "Juna Babb" is listed as the contact person for Atlanta Kid Zone, a Christian Pre-School and Child Care Center.
    http://childcareresourceservices.com...derId=MTM4NDg=

    Kid Zone web site:
    www.atlantakidszone.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADFAST View Post
    Bio for Evangelist Michael J. Babb at Christ Embassy of Atlanta Ministry. http://ceaministry.org/

    (click "Bio")


    CHRIST EMBASSY ATLANTA CHURCH INC
    4262 IVY RUN
    ELLENWOOD, GA
    30294-6522

    Foreclosure notice for this property
    http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:...ient=firefox-a

    What a fine upstanding Christian man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADFAST View Post
    "Juna Babb" is listed as the contact person for Atlanta Kid Zone, a Christian Pre-School and Child Care Center.
    http://childcareresourceservices.com...derId=MTM4NDg=

    Kid Zone web site:
    www.atlantakidszone.com
    This is just scary. I wonder what her position is? I hope LE does an investigation of the teachers/helpers there to make sure the Babb's don't have other "out of country" help.....

    Yuck!!!

    Salem

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    how much you want to bet the church paid for her trip over here?

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    The Bible says that church leaders who "lead the sheep astray" will be judged by God more harshly than the rest of us. I am glad God doesn't take this kind of crap lightly.

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