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A North Carolina man was arrested after allegedly with the help of a Honduran woman as a sex slave and kept her and her 8-month-old baby against her will for months on end, according to police.
James Peterson, 54, has been a hit with a lot of expenses after the 24-year-old woman dialed 911 on Aug. 9, claiming she was being held against her will at an address in Willard, a town about 35 miles north of Wilmington.
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The woman, who reportedly has been held in captivity by Peterson’s for the next two months, the so-called emergency officials after they were believed Peterson had stepped into the road and left her alone, according to the call obtained by the WWAY.
James Peterson, 54, was arrested after he was allegedly held in a Honduran woman and her 8-month-old baby for a few months.
(Pender County Sheriff’s Office)
“They want to see if you guys could hurry up before he goes back in,” an interpreter speaking up, the woman said in the 911 call. “It’s where it says that his name is James Peterson, he had brought her from the united states. He’s got her locked up, he threatened her and he shows her a gun and threatened her with a gun, and doesn’t allow her to leave.”
The woman told 911 that the one time she tried to run away, she was there, and he told me to come in, and I didn’t want to go because I was scared, and he pulled me up by the hair, he told me to put my son on the floor, and he began using the electric gun on me.”
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Deputies with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and was arrested within minutes, according to a news release. He was confronted with the charges of human trafficking, elder abuse, involuntary servitude, sexual servitude, and kidnapping, among others.
Peterson was being held Tuesday on $2 million bond.