Three arrested in Fayetteville for human trafficking, sexual servitude
Posted July 1, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
Fayetteville, N.C. — Three people were arrested for holding a woman captive in a Fayetteville hotel room for what investigators said was human trafficking and sexual servitude.
Dakim Gregory, 28, of Fayetteville, was charged with two counts of human trafficking and two counts of sexual servitude. He remained in the Cumberland County jail Tuesday night on a $500,000 bond. Vanessa Robinson, 23, also of Fayetteville, and Tiffany Lindsay, 23, of Dunn are each charged with first-degree kidnapping, human trafficking, sexual servitude, possession of cocaine and possession of MDMA.
The trio is accused of holding a woman captive inside a hotel room at the Days Inn, located at 1720 Skibo Road in Fayetteville, on Monday. Investigators said the woman met Gregory in South Carolina, who then convinced her to come to Fayetteville.
"There was an altercation at another hotel and he basically dumped her off on the two females that were arrested on the initial night," said Fayetteville police Lt. Tim Tew.
The woman, who was held in the hotel room for 3-5 days, told police she suffered physical violence and received verbal threats.
"They used a Taser on her, held her by gun point,” Tew said. “She was, from what she tells us, forced to use drugs and upon that, they would not let her go until she had made a certain amount of money based on sexual servitude to the people they were bring in."
The victim was able to send a text to a friend, who then contacted police. The victim also provided information that helped free a woman who was held captive and forced into sexual servitude at the Roadside Inn on Eastern Boulevard, police said.