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Human Trafficking

UPDATE: ADA reacts to first sentencing under new sex trafficking law

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videoA Wilmington man will spend at least 11 years in prison after admitting to sex trafficking, the District Attorney's Office says. It's the first sentence handed down for such crimes under a law that went into effect last year. Full story...
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New details in human trafficking case in Wilmington

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videoMore 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. Full story...
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Fugitive wanted in Leland arrested in Texas

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A man wanted for a sexual assault in Leland late last year has been arrested in Texas. Leland Police Sgt. Nick Jacoby says Raul Antonio Cortez was arrested last week in Midland, TX. Full story...
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Teen jailed for human trafficking, prostitution of a minor

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video A teenager is in jail charged with human trafficking. A judge granted Drequan Argu Dugar, 19, a public defender during his first court appearance this afternoon. Full story...
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NC gang conference to be held in Mount Olive

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A detective from Virginia will speak at a gang conference in North Carolina about the intersection of gangs and human trafficking victims. Full story...
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Wilmington man arrested for trafficking local women into prostitution; $1.2 million bond

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videoInvestigators say 24-year-old Randolph Johnson Spain lured young women out of New Hanover County and then forced them into prostitution. He's now charged with human trafficking and is in the New Hanover County jail with a $1.2 million bond. Full story...
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NC man arrested for human trafficking

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Police in Charlotte say a man is facing a number of charges after he forced a young woman into prostitution. Full story...
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Other new NC laws taking effect Oct. 1

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New laws taking effect Tuesday in North Carolina will: make clear the definition of "recreational facilities" where local governments can regulate the possession of concealed weapons. The definition includes athletic fields, swimming pools and gymnasium but doesn't include playgrounds, greenways or bike paths. Full story...
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NC human trafficking symposium

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About 200 law enforcement authorities and victims' advocates from across North Carolina are meeting in Raleigh to learn more about identifying and investigating cases of modern-day slavery. Full story...
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Jacksonville police arrest 2 at motel for human trafficking

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Jacksonville police have arrested two people on charges of human trafficking. They say they responded to a motel where they found a woman who told them she had been taken from Cumberland County to Jacksonville and forced into prostitution. Full story...
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