Sex-trafficking ring that included North Charleston bigger than initially reported, investigators say

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The sex-trafficking ring that was uncovered after an arrest at a North Charleston motel nearly two years ago was bigger than investigators initially reported, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office.

Meanwhile, the trial of a suspect in another sex-trafficking case that started with an arrest in North Charleston has been delayed after he fired his lawyer, and a woman accused of being his partner has been released from jail in a plea agreement.

In yet another sex-trafficking case involving a Summerville man who was arrested in New Jersey, sentencing is set for this week.

The Post and Courier took an in-depth look at sex trafficking in South Carolina last September in the series “The Nightmare of Sex Trafficking.”

Following is an update on three cases with local connections:

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