BURGAW, N.C. (AP) - Authorities have filed multiple charges, including human trafficking, against a North Carolina man after a woman called 911 to say a man was holding her and her 8-month-old baby against their will.
News outlets report the Pender County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old James Bryan Peterson was initially released on a $20,000 secured bond on assault and other charges. Investigators say the unidentified 24-year-old woman made the 911 call on Aug. 9 from a home in the town of Willard.
After deputies searched his home, Peterson was arrested again and jailed on a $2 million bond on charges including human trafficking an adult victim, human trafficking a child victim, first-degree kidnapping, and sexual servitude.
Peterson is being held in the Pender County jail. It's not known if he has an attorney.
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