Human Trafficking
Duo pleads guilty in labor trafficking case
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:26pm.

videoTwo men arrested earlier this year and accused of being part of a door-to-door magazine sales program that forced young people to work for little pay pleaded guilty today.

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UPDATE: ADA reacts to first sentencing under new sex trafficking law
Submitted by Taylor Yakowenko on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 7:26pm.

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.

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New details in human trafficking case in Wilmington
Submitted by Chris Brown on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:21pm.

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.

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Fugitive wanted in Leland arrested in Texas
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:16pm.

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.

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Teen jailed for human trafficking, prostitution of a minor
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:51pm.

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.

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NC gang conference to be held in Mount Olive
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 8:41am.

A detective from Virginia will speak at a gang conference in North Carolina about the intersection of gangs and human trafficking victims.

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Wilmington man arrested for trafficking local women into prostitution; $1.2 million bond
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 4:08pm.

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.

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NC man arrested for human trafficking
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 9:37pm.

Police in Charlotte say a man is facing a number of charges after he forced a young woman into prostitution.

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Other new NC laws taking effect Oct. 1
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 9:35pm.

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.

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NC human trafficking symposium
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 10:41pm.

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.

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