A Douglas County man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for months of exploiting and assaulting a 13-year-old girl after another individual kidnapped and traded her for drugs. Serving as a reminder of the need to raise awareness of human trafficking, Dale Drzewucki, 46, recently pleaded guilty to a slew of offenses including trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, rape, statutory rape, enticing a child for indecent purposes, child molestation, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
It all began when the victim, who had left her mother’s home in Cobb County, was approached by an unknown person who offered her a ride and drove her to a Douglas County residence. When they arrived, the individual contacted Drzewucki in an attempt to gain drugs in exchange for the opportunity to have sexual intercourse with the young girl.
Drzewucki accepted the offer and drove the girl from the first man’s home to his own, where he kept her for three months and subjected her to endless amounts of abuse and exploitation. He drugged the minor and threatened her when she refused to participate in sexual activities.
In January 2021, the victim was able to flee from his house and reconnect with her family. Douglas County District Attorney Dalia Racine issued a statement regarding the case, “This victim horrifically suffered at the hands of this defendant. We hope that this conviction will aid in the healing process for the victim and her family, and we commend everyone responsible for bringing him to justice.”
Human trafficking is a widespread issue that affects millions of people around the world. This case is a shocking reminder of the importance of recognizing and safeguarding vulnerable individuals from the danger of exploitation. Drzewucki has received a sentence of 25 years in prison for his hateful actions.