Details emerge in Athens 'slave house' investigation, warrant contains allegations of sexual abuse

(Athens Banner-Herald)

Authorities are looking into allegations an Athens woman who ran an unlicensed personal care home for people with special needs may have also sexually abused residents at the home. Among allegations contained in a recently filed search warrant, 55-year-old Emma Lois Heard took a woman suffering from schizophrenia to Atlanta to have sex with men. She also allegedly filmed sexual acts performed by the woman and men living in the home at 200 Landor Drive in west Athens.

The allegations were made by the daughter of the woman with schizophrenia, who told police “Heard is sometimes paid in illegal drugs for sexual acts by the residents,” according to the warrant filed last month in Clarke County Superior Court. Continue Reading...