GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve found the ring-leader of an ongoing prostitution network covering a large portion of eastern North Carolina.
Thomas Arrington Wade, Jr., 58, is facing 22 counts of felony promoting prostitution charges.
Detectives with the Street Crimes Unit discovered Wade had been facilitating and promoting more than 30 different females over the internet for prostitution.
They also say Wade was orchestrating these crimes near a local elementary school.
The investigation is ongoing and Wade is expected to face more charges.
He’s currently at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.