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Jacksonville police arrest 2 at motel for human trafficking

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JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) -- Jacksonville police have arrested two people on charges of human trafficking.

Police arrested 36-year-old Robin Applewhite and 29-year-old Samantha Rivard, both of Hope Mills. The two face charges of human trafficking and conspiracy, along with various drug charges.

Police say they responded to a motel Sunday where they found a woman who said she had been taken from Cumberland County to Jacksonville and forced into prostitution.

Applewhite is in jail on $800,000 bond. Rivard is being held on $700,000 bond. If was not immediately clear if they had attorneys.

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Thanks to senator Goolsby,

Thanks to senator Goolsby, these two will now be registered sex offenders.

Good. The public has the

Good. The public has the right to know who poses such dangers.