NEW INFO: Greenville man charged with human trafficking

A Greenville man is behind bars, accused of human trafficking and promoting prostitution.

Greenville police arrested Derrick Whitehurst around 4:40 p.m. Thursday.

Whitehurst is accused of recruiting and housing women for the purpose of sexual servitude, according to police.

Police say the Vance Street man is believed to have taken the victims to various hotels and motels not only in Greenville, but other locations along the east coast.

The 34-year-old is charged with two counts of human trafficking and eight counts of promoting prostitution

Whitehurst appeared before Judge Galen Braddy during his first appearance Friday morning. He will be given a court appointed attorney. Braddy says Whitehurst faces up to 18 years in prison if convicted.

His next court date is April 19th and Whitehurst remains in jail under a $1 million bond.