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Suspect arrested Palm Beach County human trafficking case

Posted at 8:44 AM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 11:37:28-05

A suburban Lake Worth man faces multiple charges, including armed human trafficking, after he was arrested overnight. 

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's office said a task force received information from a victim’s father that his daughter was being forced into a life of commercial sex by a man named Alston Williams.

PBSO said after making contact with victim, she provided detectives with details consistent with elements of human trafficking. 

During the interview, another victim was identified as being with Williams, 41, at the residence.  A traffic stop was conducted on Alston where the second victim was recovered. 

PBSO Williams provided a sworn written statement also outlining facts consistent with the elements of human trafficking.

He faces the following charges:

  • 2 counts of armed human trafficking
  • 2 counts of false imprisonment
  • 2 counts of kidnapping
  • 2 counts of direct or transport for prostitution
  • 2 counts of deriving support from proceeds of prostitution

At a court appearance Thursday morning a judge denied bond for Williams and ordered him to surrender his passport.