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Three arrested in Fayetteville for human trafficking, sexual servitude

Posted July 1, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014

— 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.


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  • Djofraleigh Anderson Jul 3, 2014
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    This is the tip of an ugly iceberg

  • kindaas Jul 2, 2014

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    Ever hear of a place called Auschwitz?

  • 678devilish Jul 2, 2014

    Police should keep a strong monitor on these motels that have bad history.

  • 678devilish Jul 2, 2014

    All three should absolutely be sent to prison for a very long time. Then they would know how it feel to hold some captive.

  • Derric Fuller Jul 2, 2014
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    Those hotels in that area of Fayetteville have a bad history of shootings and murder. Now add human trafficking to the mix. I'd start looking at the owners/managers if I were the authorities. To be on the busiest street (and across from the Mall), there's way too much criminal activity going on.

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Jul 2, 2014
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    Disgusting excuses for human beings, and 2 of them are women. How anyone can do this to another living being is outside my realm of comprehension. Toss away the key and let them enjoy life "on the inside".

  • Michael Clay Jul 2, 2014
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    How did you get your statement from this artical? Do you have some kind of inside info.

  • Thomas Fenske Jul 2, 2014
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    I am so glad they had so many pictures of the hotel. I just couldn't get it through my mind what a hotel/motel looked like.
    On the perps ... lowest of the low.

  • rickandlinda88 Jul 2, 2014

    sounds like she didn't get paid enough and snitched..sorry excuses for human beings..lock them up and throw away the key..