Jacksonville Man Accused In Raleigh Human Trafficking Case

Police in Raleigh have charged an eastern North Carolina man in a human trafficking case.

On Tuesday, 26-year-old Eric Thompson of Jacksonville was arrested by Raleigh police on charges of human trafficking.

Thompson is accused of holding four women in involuntary servitude between November of 2013 and June of this year, according to warrants.

Documents say Thompson also choked two of the women. Warrants say Thompson choked the women to the point of them nearly losing consciousness. One was thrown over a bed, while the other was pushed up against a wall.

He is charged with four counts of human trafficking, two counts of assault by strangulation, one count of common law robbery and one count of felony conspiracy.

Officers had to track the Jacksonville man down in Charlotte to arrest him, though police will not say at this point where the crimes occurred.

Thompson's bond was set at $1,020,000.

No word yet on the conditions of the women he is accused of holding hostage.


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