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Woman rescued from human-trafficking ring

Posted May 9, 2010

— A Guilford County sheriff's deputy engaged a shootout Friday night to rescue a woman who authorities believe was forced into prostitution by a human-trafficking ring.

CBS News affiliate WFMY reports that deputies and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents received tips about human trafficking happening in a home at 700 English St. in Greensboro.

When deputies tried to execute a search warrant, a man inside the house fired at them, WFMY reported. A deputy fired back, but the suspect was taken into custody without anyone being injured.

Deputies found a woman who they say was being held against her will and forced to have sex with men. Authorities did not release her age but said she is not from the United States.

ICE agents took into custody four men inside the house who they believe were in the U.S. illegally.

Reyna Isabel-Reyes Caballero, who is from Honduras, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. The other three men were being held under ICE detainers.

The Guilford County Sheriff's Office is looking into charging the men with human trafficking under state law.

Deputies told WFMY the woman is the first recorded victim of human trafficking in Guilford County, but they believe the problem is under-reported.


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  • christinecotton May 11, 2010

    Don't tell anyone you are a college graduate. The President has only served a full year and some months, illegals have been here much longer than that.

  • freedomrings May 10, 2010

    A very sad situation all around. Praying for this woman.

  • texasncgirl May 10, 2010

    antb- the reason why this is Obama's fault is because he is the one who refuses to make any law whatsoever cracking down on illegal immigrants from wherever in the world. They are one of the reasons why we have so much crime, bad schools, economy, little to no benefits, etc etc. He also is the one who is creating amnesty for people who should most certainly be deported and slung into jail for the rest of their life. So, like sillywabbit..you're okay with human trafficking??

  • supooh1968 May 10, 2010

    o my goodness!!!!!

  • sillywabbitthepatriot May 10, 2010

    I guess antb is okay with human trafficing.

  • Stringbean May 10, 2010

    Doing the jobs that Americans dont want to do

  • homerJ May 10, 2010

    "Figure out how to blame the one in the 90's that timbo 2.0 mentioned on him, too!"

    Thats ok. We can blame Mr. Clinton for that.

  • antb May 10, 2010

    Can someone please tell me how a human trafficking incident in Greensboro gets blamed on Obama! You guys are so funny! Sad...but funny! Figure out how to blame the one in the 90's that timbo 2.0 mentioned on him, too! LOLOLOLOL!!!!!

  • ncouterbanks69 May 10, 2010

    sillywabbitthepatriot....exactly. Let's pass what AZ did and get this law (what is suppose to be a federal law) enforced.

  • sillywabbitthepatriot May 10, 2010

    Oh yes Obama! Let's pass amnesty now for these deserving hard working illegals.

    This is one prime example as to why we need to enforce harsher immigration laws. To separate the wheat from the chaff, not to alienate law abiding hispanics who want to positively influence society.