Religious group accused of child labor in fish marketsJanuary 12, 2018 6:52pm

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities investigating the use of child labor by what they're calling an "alternative religious group" have arrested four more people.

Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright announced Friday that the four suspects had turned themselves in. Two were charged with involuntary servitude of a minor, among other charges. Another was charged with child abuse and a fourth faces charges including conspiracy.

The sheriff's office said Wednesday that a religious leader was operating several fish markets in the Fayetteville area, using the labor of children as young as 9 who received little or no pay. The children had to lift heavy boxes and clean and cut fish, according to a news release. Four suspects were arrested earlier this week.

Page 1 of 1

More Stories Like This

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md. The former Milwaukee Sheriff’s run-in with a man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed for trial in federal court Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh File)
Brash ex-Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke faces civil trial
This undated image provided by the Elizabeth City Police Department shows Bradley Hardison. A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports that Hardison was charged Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, with stealing from a Dunkin' Donuts in November. (Elizabeth City Police Department/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
Doughnut-eating champ charged with stealing from Dunkin'
Maine town manager leads segregation group, promotes whitesThe town manager of a rural Maine community says he's the leader of a racial segregationist group, and he believes the United States would be better off if people of different races were to "voluntarily separate."
Actress Eva Longoria, center, speaks as she is joined by Natalie Portman, left, and Constance Wu at a Women's March, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. On the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, people participating in rallies and marches in the U.S. and around the world Saturday denounced his views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights, women's rights and more. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The Latest: Clinton lauds 'power and resilience' of women
People taking part in a Women's March highlighting equal rights and equality for women walk past Trump International Hotel and Tower, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. On the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, people participating in rallies and marches in the U.S. and around the world Saturday denounced his views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights, women's rights and more. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting
60-plus applicants appeal pot cultivator license rejectionsMore than 60 companies have filed appeals after the state rejected their applications to cultivate medical marijuana
AdChoices

Related Searches

Related Searches

AdChoices