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Jacksonville man faces human trafficking charges in Raleigh

Posted August 20

Eric Javon Thompson

— Raleigh police have charged a Jacksonville man with four counts of human trafficking.

Eric Javon Thompson, 26, was arrested Tuesday on the charges as well as two counts of assault by strangulation and one count of common law robbery.

Arrest warrants allege that he held the female victims in involuntary servitude between November and June. Police would not provide any other information about the allegations.

Thompson was in the Wake County jail under a $1.02 million bond Wednesday.

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  • mike275132 Aug 20, 6:14 p.m.

    Yet another fine NC Citizen...

  • Naysayer Aug 20, 5:58 p.m.

    Glad the victim looks okay from this picture, no signs on her of the assault/strangulation.

  • CharmedLife Aug 20, 3:53 p.m.

    There is a program called RestoreOne that helps these victims of human trafficking. Wayne County is the hardest county hit by human trafficking! Parents need to keep an even closer eye on their children in these times.

  • scubagirl2 Aug 20, 3:47 p.m.

    he looks entirely too happy. At least his bond is appropriate.