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Palm Beach Co. man sentenced to life for sex trafficking, U.S. Attorney's Office says

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Posted at 4:35 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 16:58:14-04

A Palm Beach County resident was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, after having been convicted at trial of sex trafficking and obstruction of a sex trafficking investigation.

According to court records, from 2008 through 2017, Alston Orlando Leroy Williams trafficked multiple women, including two juveniles, for sex throughout Florida.

Williams had the women live at his homes and go to hotels and other locations to meet adult men and engage in sex for money, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida said.

They say he used force, violence and coercion to traffic the women and kept all of the money they earned.

A judge sentenced the 42-year-old Williams to five life sentences, an additional 20 years in prison to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.