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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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Trial set for former cop charged with hiring teen for sex

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videoA trial date has been set for a former Northwest police officer charged with hiring a teen hooker. Investigators charged Michael Hayes with participating in the prostitution of a minor after they say he paid a 17-year-old girl $60 for a sex act. 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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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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FIRST ON 3: New details emerge as prostitution suspects appear in court

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video The five suspects connected to a prostitution investigation in Boiling Spring Lakes appeared before a judge today. Meanwhile, we're learning more about the crimes they're accused of committing. Full story...
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Police: Firefighter arrested in BSL prostitution case; cop was robbed during encounter

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video Police say two more people have been arrested in connection with a prostitution case in Boiling Spring Lakes, including a firefighter. Meanwhile, investigators say a police officer arrested in the case was robbed during the incident in question. Full story...
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BSL Police arrest two men on prostitution charge involving minor

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videoBoiling Spring Lakes Police have charged two Brunswick County men in connection with a prostitution investigation that began in November. Full story...
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Prostitution charge dropped against woman cited in botched WPD sting

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videoA prostitution charge against a woman cited during a botched sting operation last year that has led to a SBI investigation of the Wilmington Police Department has been dropped. Full story...
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Undercover prostitution operation busted

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video The New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics Detectives conducted an undercover prostitution operation after receiving multiple complaints from concerned citizens. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Captured: Human trafficking in the Port City

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video Human trafficking is an underground crime that is intensifying across the country. Women and even young girls are trapped in lives of misery, forced to have sex with perhaps dozens of men a day. This modern-day slavery is hitting closer to home than you may expect. Human trafficking is happening right here in the Port City. Full story...
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Oak Island man dials up own arrest

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video We all dial the wrong number from time to time, but when 62-year-old Marlin Snead did it, it landed the Oak Island man in some pretty hot water with the police.. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Pender deputy gets split decision on sex charges

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During closing arguments the defense successfully argued former Pender Co. Sheriff's Capt. Mark Sloan did not commit solicitation of prostitution because state law says prostitution involves intercourse, which the state defines as involving a man and a woman. Full story...
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Lawyer: 'Jeopardy!' burglary suspect a prostitute

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The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Deputy Sloan fired after prostitution arrest; WPD confirms passenger was male; Sloan says "no sex"

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Department fired Capt. Mark Sloan after being arrested Tuesday night for soliciting a prostitute and crimes against nature. Sloan says he could not talk about the situation in detail but did say that he had "good intentions" and it was "not sex." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Two nabbed for prostitution

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On May 7, investigators arrested two women in a prostitution sting in the Shallotte area. Agents also seized cocaine, Xanax, and a smoking pipe during the arrest. Full story...
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