Category: North Carolina

An NC coffee shop is on a mission to stop human trafficking

A coffee shop in Fayetteville, North Carolina has a bigger mission than just sell coffee. In His Presence Coffee, Books, & More which opened six months ago and is veteran-owned. The two owners adopted a 16-year-old mother who was a victim of human trafficking and sold by her own mother. They take 100 percent of the profit and donate it back to a local charity. They are looking to partner with a local charity to fight human trafficking in Fayetteville. In His Presence Coffee, Books, & More says its goal “is to be able to partner with ministries that are fighting against human trafficking, slavery, and to help the community of young women and men aging out the local foster care system.”

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Report: Pair tortured human trafficking victim in front of children at Pineville, N.C. hotels

During a three-week investigation into the alleged human trafficking activity, Pineville, North Carolina Police say an adult woman came forward asking for help for herself and her two children. Officials say the victim was being held against her will by Thomas Antione Miller, 26, and Shakeeta Lasha Adams, 25. “Unspeakable violent acts” against the woman happened in front of her children.

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How many human-trafficking victims work in NC massage parlors? More than you may think.

The three women giving the massages rarely left the building. They worked nearly 12-hour days and slept on the same beds their customers used during the day. They stored their food and few belongings on plastic shelves in the back of the business. The office suite didn’t have a kitchen, so the women propped open the rear door each morning to cook breakfast.

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Graham couple wanted on charges of kidnapping, forcing person into prostitution

Christopher Gray Stevenson 27-year-old and 28-year-old Amanda Lynn Starr of Graham, N.C. both held a person against their will and forced them to engage in prostitution. Both are wanted on charges of kidnapping, forced sexual servitude, and promoting prostitution for profit.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit at 336-570-6777…

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2nd Raleigh man charged after police say 14-year-old held in ‘sexual servitude’

Rudolph and Gambrell are both facing the same charges and are both being held in the Wake County Detention Center — A second man in Raleigh, N.C. is facing child prostitution and trafficking charges after police say a 14-year-old was held in “sexual servitude.”Gambrell is being held under a $500,000 secured bond and Rudolph is being held without bond.

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