A woman was allegedly kept as a sex slave in different hotel rooms and tortured in front of her children.
Thomas Antoine Miller, 26, and Shakeeta Lasha Adams, 25, were arrested after the alleged victim was ‘forced into sexual acts with random men’.
She was kept in hotel rooms in North Carolina, verbally abused, choked in ice baths and branded with a hot coat hanger, police said.
According to police the woman was ‘physically and mentally punished, if she failed to meet a certain quota financially’.
Her two children were forced to watch as she was beaten, but the youngsters were not sexually assaulted, according to the Charlotte Observer.
A Pineville Police Department spokesman said in a statement: ‘In both locations, the same two suspects arrested were involved in unspeakable violent acts.
‘Our victim has been very brave in coming forward, and we hope that if there are more victims out there, then they, too, will be inspired to come forward.
‘We also want them to know that there is help out there for them. Our victim in this case and her children have a long road of physical and mental recovery ahead of them.’
Over three weeks police investigated with undercover surveillance and the alleged victim came forward needing help for herself an her two children.
She told officers she was being held at Comfort Suites and the Quality Suites hotel in Pineville.