Brick Fest is the largest touring LEGO Fan Experience in the United States, featuring millions of LEGO bricks and hands-on attractions and activities such as The Glow Zone, the Brick Show Experience, Brick Fest Derby, Inspiration Stations, a Video Game Arena, Mini Golf, Brick Fest Theater Trivia and Entertainment, Mosaic Tile Creation and shopping.
The man's wife and mother also face similar charges.
The Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience at the Charlotte Convention Center attracted large crowds Saturday.
The event for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages continues Sunday from 10 am-6 pm.
-- On average, 78 victims across North Carolina are sex trafficked each year.
Arrowood is working tirelessly to stop the sex trafficking of young girls and boys across our city.“Charlotte is actually the number one city in the state of North Carolina for human trafficking,” she said.
Now, lawmakers are working to try and prevent future kids from falling victim.
Arrowood said it is important to know the vast majority of these victims were not kidnapped by their abuser.“Often times these girls are going willingly to meet their perpetrators,” she explained.Fuentes is also facing charges related to his federal firearms violation. Starting this fall, sex trafficking will be addressed in seventh and eighth-grade classrooms across Charlotte.“We have an issue in our city, and we have to do more,” said Executive Director of Present Age Ministries Hannah Arrowood.Fred Lee said he used to hang out with Zerrell Fuentes when he and his mom lived in his neighborhood."I was really shocked, like what the hell's going on? "He's like laid back, cool; not the type of guy he's probably portrayed to be." While in jail, Fuentes allegedly used a phone to recruit the three minor victims to engage in commercial sex acts for his benefit. Fuentes arranged for the minors to be transported from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach for commercial sex, the indictment says.The proceeds from the arrangement were alleged to be used to pay for his bond to get out of jail.Blake Guild is wanted in connection with several home burglaries in the county that began in mid-April.— A 25-year-old Raleigh man faces a misdemeanor stalking charge after police say he posted a Craigslist ad that urged respondents to call a woman he knew for sex.Fuentes is currently in custody on a federal firearms violation and will appear in court on the sex trafficking charges, authorities say. Department of Justice, the three have been charged with an eight county indictment.Brianna and Tanya are scheduled to have their court appearances Monday morning. The penalty for each of the eight sex trafficking-related offenses is a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum life in prison as well as 0,000 fine.Jenise Spurgeon will be extradited to Alabama to face charges there, but her husband is staying in Lee County until his case in Southwest Florida is resolved.Combined, the couple faces more than 700 counts of child abuse, sexual abuse, rape and many other crimes against children.It happens after meeting, chatting and building a relationship with these strangers on the internet through social media websites.Five-hundred new ads are posted soliciting sex in Charlotte every day.Arrowood said many of the women in the ads are not women at all, but rather trafficked teenagers and young girls.