Bonds upheld against human trafficking suspects
8/14/14–Two men charged with human trafficking and second degree kidnapping are still being held in the New Hanover County jail under bonds of $350,000 each.
A judge upheld the bonds for Jeremy Moots and Justin Angermeier during their first court appearance yesterday.
The judge also granted court-appointed attorneys to the defendants.
Moots and Angermeier are accused of holding two North Dakota sisters against their will at the Travelodge off of Market St.
Authorities say the 15 and 16 year-old girls were made to sell magazines door-to-door and were not allowed to contact their family.
Officials say during the course of the investigation, they discovered two 18-year-old male cousins from Tennessee who were also being made to sell magazines.
The teenagers are being reuinted with their families.