ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) -- An Asheboro man was arrested after he was accused of forcing a person into sexual servitude, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.
On Jan. 22, the sheriff’s office’s Criminal Investigations Division launched an investigation after receiving a report of possible human trafficking.
A tip from the National Human Trafficking Tip Line identified Salvador Espinoza Escobar, 48, of Asheboro.
Since January 2015, he allegedly held a person in sexual servitude by withholding basic needs in exchange for forced sexual acts.
Escobar was arrested and charged with felony human trafficking.
Human trafficking is not highly reported in Randolph County, according to the sheriff’s office. This is the first case of human trafficking charged by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.