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Front Page: Human Trafficking Bust In New Hanover County From Joint Effort Of Law Enforcement

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the Coastal Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force. The Task Force arrested six individuals related to an ongoing human trafficking investigation. The investigation spanned over the last six months and involved over 150 victims. The charges were related to the criminal activity of Cape Fear Escorts/Entertainers. Cape Fear Escorts/Entertainers would recruit victims by promising them thousands of dollars for dancing, but would, in turn, have the victims engage in commercial sex and took proceeds from it. All these incidents took place in the New Hanover County Area.

The Coastal Carolina Human Trafficking Task consists of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, Onslow County Sheriff's Office, Jacksonville Police Department, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Homeland Security Investigations, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, North Carolina Probation and was assisted by the Durham Police Department.

This investigation is still ongoing. For additional information regarding this case, please contact 910-798-4200, or anonymously at www.nhcgov.com/1066/Submit-a-Crime-Tip


UPDATE:

The sixth suspect, Chandler Anderson, turned himself in to authorities on Thursday, April 27th. His bond was set to $700,000. The prosecutor mentioned there will be more defendants in the future as the investigation continues.


  • Christopher Todd Evans was charged with 166 felonies related to human trafficking and narcotics violations.

    • 3.75 Million Dollar Bond

  • Christopher Slate Arrowood was charged with 80 felony counts of promotion and profiting from prostitution.

    • $750,000 Bond

  • Chandler David Anderson was charged with 66 felony counts of promotion and profiting from prostitution.

    • STILL WANTED

  • Dustin Lee Anderson was charged with 16 felony counts of promotion and profiting from prostitution.

    • $65,000 Bond

  • Michael Hunter Snow was charged with 6 felony counts of promotion and profiting from prostitution.

    • $50,000 Bond

  • Jesse Earl Bright was charged with 4 felony counts of promotion and profiting from prostitution.

    • $60,000 Bond

Pictured from left to right:

Christopher Todd Evans, Christopher Slate Arrowood, Dustin Lee Anderson

Bottom: Michael Hunter Snow


Not Pictured:

Chandler David Anderson, Jesse Earl Bright


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