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Man involved in Cape Fear Escorts prostitution case faces more charges

Christopher Todd Evans. (Courtesy NHCSO)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The Coastal Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force served Christopher Todd Evans with an additional 62 counts of human trafficking on Tuesday for his involvement in the investigation of Cape Fear Escorts.

Evans has now been charged with 229 felonies as a result of more victims coming forward, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lt. Jerry Brewer.

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His bond has increased, going from $3.75 million to $4.5 million. 

In April, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office announced six people were arrested after a six-month investigation revealed Cape Fear Escorts recruited 150 people by promising them thousands of dollars for dancing. The men would would then have the victims engage in “commercial sex acts” and kept proceeds.

According to Brewer, Cape Fear Escorts was found to be illegitimate; it had no tax I.D. and no business license.

The other five men arrested were Christopher Slate Arrowood, Dustin Lee Anderson, Michael Hunter Snow and Jesse Earl Bright. The latter was a defense attorney and Uber driver involved in a viral video of a Wilmington police officer during traffic stop.

Six years ago, Bright recorded the interaction upon being pulled over by a Wilmington Police Department Sgt. Kenneth Becker. Bright was told he could go to jail for recording law enforcement personnel — which is not true. Becker was eventually “separated” from WPD in January 2018.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office or submit a text a tip.

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