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2 arrested for human trafficking in eastern NC

Posted July 23rd, 2013 @ 9:10am

 JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ Police in eastern North Carolina have arrested two people on charges of human trafficking.
Jacksonville 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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