New details in human trafficking case in Wilmington

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Submitted: Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:21am
Updated: Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:14pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — More details in the case of human trafficking discovered here in Wilmington this week.

Two men arrested for holding girls against their will and forcing them to work.

One of the men, Jeremy Moots, was arrested in Edmond, OK, on possession of marijuana charges, according to police reports obtained by our affiliate station KOCO. The report indicates Moots was with a minor at the time of his arrest.

Even more interesting is the magazine company, the minors removed from human trafficking yesterday, were supposedly working for.

Midwest Circulations, LLC is a company with an “F” from the Better Business Bureau and the subject of media reports and lawsuits. Including one alleging the company is committing fraud by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.

These traveling magazine sales companies have a nationwide history of attracting young employees often engaging in transient like behavior. Companies similar to Midwest have in fact been booted from the state by Attorney General Roy Cooper.

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6 Comments on "New details in human trafficking case in Wilmington"

2015 years 8 months ago

I was the minor jeremy got arreested with in oklahoma. theres more trouble tobhim then you know.

2015 years 8 months ago

I am glad you got out of that situation. I hope you are doing okay.

2015 years 8 months ago

Look…jeremy has had a rough past. But if people really knew him like they claim to then they would never even question the accusations. He’s my fiance…the father of my son. He’s innocent. I’m around all the time. These girls are liars. They ran away from home and don’t wanna face the consequences so they blamed Jeremy and Justin. Please stop trying to make him out to be some horrible person.

Heimie Schmelter
2015 years 8 months ago


2015 years 8 months ago

What i do in my life is none of ur concern. me and jeremy are happy together and nothing u or abyone else tries to say is gonna change it. he’s innocent and that’s all there is to it.

2015 years 8 months ago

Silly me; and here I thought it was supposed to be engaged, married and then have children.

Your post makes me kind of wonder what else you’ve managed to get “bass ackwards”.