Friday, 14 June 2019 17:14

Woman charged in Myrtle Beach human trafficking case

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ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County woman is facing charges in a South Carolina human trafficking case.


According to court documents, 22-year-old Becca Mills, of Elizabeth Avenue, Rockingham, was in Myrtle Beach back in March with three other individuals and a 15-year-old victim who was performing sex acts for money.

Investigators say there were sex ads of the victim posted online.

One of the alleged acts took place at a Red Roof Inn, the other at an unknown location. The two incidents allegedly occurred on March 22 and 23.

The victim told investigators that she was forced to perform the sex acts or would be sold by an unnamed co-defendant, according to an affidavit.

Investigators say the funds were used for food, gas and other expenses.

The group traveled from Richmond, Virginia, to Fayetteville and then to Myrtle Beach, according to the affidavit.

Mills is also accused of taking a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old across state lines and providing them with marijuana.

The South Carolina warrants were issued April 2 and Mills was arrested Thursday and booked into the Richmond County Jail.

According to jail records, she was released on a $24,000 secured bond at 12:10 p.m. Friday and has 72 hours to report to the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

She is charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of human trafficking.

Online court records show she also has a June 25 court date for a speeding infraction, issued by the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

Investigators with the Rockingham Police Department confirmed Friday afternoon that Mills’ charges are connected to the same case that led to a Durham man’s arrest at an Elizabeth Avenue home in late March.

Johnny Ricardo Donovan Thomas, 31, was arrested after an alleged victim dropped a note at Walmart.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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