Police Wednesday charged a 19-year-old woman from West Virginia with human trafficking, saying she had lured another woman into being held for sexual servitude.
Elizabeth Paige Miller, who police said lives in Bluefield, W. Va., was already being held in the Wake County Detention Center on a drug-possession charge police that filed on Aug. 12, the day they say the trafficking crime occurred.
The investigation in the case is continuing police said, and only a few details were available Thursday.
Officers were sent to a report of a hostage being held in the 3900 block of South Wilmington Street, police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said.
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They found Miller and another woman.
The arrest warrant charging human trafficking of an adult used statutory language saying that what investigators believe Miller did was “recruit, entice and harbor the victim with the intent that the victim be held in sexual servitude.”
Police did not say how they they think Miller and the other woman came into contact or who reported that there was a hostage.
The charge on which she was taken into custody Aug. 12 was possession of LSD.
Miller was held in lieu of $53,000 bail, with $50,000 of that coming with the human-trafficking charge.