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NC sheriff: Man held woman in ‘sexual servitude’ for 5 years

Posted: 5:52 AM, Jan 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-24 05:55:05-05
NC sheriff: Man held woman in ‘sexual servitude’ for 5 years

Salvador Escobar

Authorities in North Carolina say a tip helped them capture a man accused of keeping a woman as a sex slave for five years.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says 48-year-old Salvador Escobar is expected in court Friday.

The Asheboro man was arrested Wednesday after deputies received information from the National Human Trafficking Tip Line.

A release says Escobar is accused of keeping a woman in “sexual servitude” by withholding basic needs in exchange for forced sexual acts since January 2015.

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Escobar is charged with felony human trafficking. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.