DEPUTIES: Human Trafficking Ringleader Arrested

Deputies say the ring leader in a human trafficking organization in Eastern Carolina is under arrest.

Oscar Salinas-Rodriguez was arrested Friday after a search of what Pitt County deputies say was a brothel on Highway 264 East, near Pactolus.

During the search a woman from Western North Carolina was rescued. Deputies say she was promised a cleaning job, but when she arrived she was forced to engage in sex labor. She had been held at the brothel for about a week.

Salinas-Rodriguez is charged with sexual servitude, adult victim and is held under a $100,000 bond as well as an immigration detainer.

Also charged with solicit for prostitution are Kenia Valdez-Gomez of Brooklyn, New York and Jose Castro of Wilson. Both are jailed on $5,000 bonds.

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  • by Jan Location: NC on Dec 9, 2011 at 02:37 PM
    Let's not blame other people from other nations when our very own AMERICANS are the ones keeping the demand high. If Americans were not seeking these girls out this guy would not have a job.
  • by laura Location: pactolus on Nov 2, 2011 at 03:15 PM
    Ok, people this is no reason to jump in on Mexico. This guy actually isn't from Mexico. He is from Guatemala. So, before we start blaming another country, let's get our facts straight. This is a horrible situation and it could have happened in any race. In fact, it does. It has nothing to do with where a person is from.
  • by parent Location: pactolus on Nov 1, 2011 at 10:38 AM
    What wasnt mentioned is the fact that this place is literally within walking distance of the school which K-8 kids are at.Thank goodness they got rid of this as what if he had gotten some of these older girls lurred over there from the school..
  • by amy on Nov 1, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    Call it what it is - slavery- and people might pay more attention to it. And stop picking on the people supposedly "stealing" your job. They're out there working hard right now while you're sitting on the computer. During the Irene cleanup, several of the arborists I met said they were begging guys to come work with them just to help drag branches but they weren't interested. Said the wanted $20 an hour or nothing. I moved here from another state from a decent-sized city where- guess what- everyone griped about the Mexicans. But for some reason, the Ukrainian girls were just fine, even though they too were usually illegal. On the east side, I could gas up my car, get groceries, pick up my dry-cleaning and get my hair done with ought hearing anything but Russian all day long. Guess being tall and pretty helps win the hearts and minds of the good 'ole boys. Duh.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 1, 2011 at 07:11 AM
    More garbage from Mexico. SEND THEM BACK.
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      by JJ on Nov 1, 2011 at 10:41 AM in reply to
      I agree this guy is trash but the way you state your comment you're trash just like him.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:44 AM in reply to JJ
        JJ - you agree but Im trash too? I am a legal and law abiding citizen of the USA and a veteran. How about you? Idiot.
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          by oobagij on Nov 3, 2011 at 03:44 PM in reply to
          I agree 100% with you.
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        by oobagij on Nov 3, 2011 at 03:43 PM in reply to JJ
        JJ, he's telling the truth.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Nov 1, 2011 at 06:53 AM
    Send that scumbag to Mexico where he belongs. We don't need scum material like this guy. I'm sure the president the minorities voted for would pardon him though.
  • by Funny on Oct 31, 2011 at 10:27 PM
    What happen to the story on sex offenders and halloween?Comments didn't go the way you wanted WITN....
  • by Mexico Location: USA on Oct 31, 2011 at 08:25 PM
    All you people want to make crappy comments about mexicans from across the border, well your lazy but are to blame. Seems that those who complain about them and them taking jobs well, look in the mirror and figure out why. As Leo said, it is not just Mexicans it is every single race, well true and this has been going on longer than you and I. The Idiot Mexican Imports, you are probably one of the lazy ones I speak of, I agree that there should not be here unless they are legal, but if America got off their butts and work, we all have to start from the bottom at some time. There have been illegals way before the Mexicans, but as long as they made money for Americans (FAT CAT TRAILER TRASH), nobody cared, now a border jumper wants the good life and you condem them. Well what about the Italians, Russians, Dominicans, Cubans, and the list is endless. They are still here and will never leave as long as White People turn a blind eye. Get your facts Strait about illegals.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:47 AM in reply to Mexico
      WRONG - If you had any sense and educated yourself you would know that illagal mexicans are the majority that fill up our prisons, run up our insurance and everything NEGATIVE to this country. LAZY? Lazy is not coming to America legally and sponging off legal American and law abiding citizens of this country. YOU GO HOME TO - TO MEXICO. I speak for all Americans who are LEGAL and Law Abiding when I say - "GO HOME ILLEGALS! WE DO NOT WANT YOU IN AMERICA!"
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        by Mexico on Nov 1, 2011 at 08:20 PM in reply to
        Your the trash that I speak about, as far as NEGATIVE, get your facts strait. You blame the MEXICANS because your uneducated and probably come from a long line of IDIOTS who make excuses becuase someone will do the jobs that you feel your are above, Look in the Mirror and when you do look at that human who will do anything to feed his family with out any care to what you think about him.
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        by amy on Nov 2, 2011 at 03:12 AM in reply to
        You do not speak for me.
  • by Mexican Imports on Oct 31, 2011 at 04:39 PM
    Another fine example of our friends from South Of The Border. I wonder if there was a drug connection as well.
  • by YEP Location: NC on Oct 31, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    We can't slam that back door yet. WE gotta get as many of "them" here before election day. We gonna bus them from the poll stations directly over to the department of social services.
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