This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on March 4, 2015.
This January, a jury convicted a Wilmington man of two counts of transporting young women across state lines with the intent to force them into prostitution.
Last September, a different Wilmington man was sentenced to more than eleven years behind bars for the sex trafficking of minors. Two men were arrested last August for kidnapping underage girls and forcing them to work.
Human trafficking is alive and well in southeastern North Carolina.