The woman, who is in her 20s, was reportedly taken around the country, where she was advertised as an escort on Back. The affidavit said the ordeal began this year when the woman's mother called San Antonio police April 11 to report that she had not seen her daughter in several weeks.
San Antonio police were unable to locate her. On May 23, the mother contacted SAPD again and said her daughter placed a frantic phone call to the victim's workplace, a San Antonio strip club.
The victim told the club's receptionist that she was being held against her will at a motel in Tampa, Florida, the affidavit said. By the time police got the information and checked out the tip, the woman and her captors were gone. On May 27, a receptionist from the strip club told SAPD detectives that the woman had called again and whispered that she was being held in a motel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
San Antonio police officers on an FBI task force contacted police in North Carolina, who arrested the suspects and rescued the woman. She told police that she met Williams and Barnes at the San Antonio club and that she agreed to go with them because she was told she would make a lot of money dancing at nightclubs in different cities.
AV1 informed officers that she was threatened, beaten and coerced to prostitute by the suspects. She also told police that the suspects took away her birth certificate and cellphone, the affidavit said. They are scheduled to make their initial appearances in federal court in San Antonio on June That same day, Army Lt. Raymond Valas is to be arraigned on sex-trafficking charges related to allegedly having sex with a year-old girl who was forced into prostitution by a different ring, according to court documents.
The cases are both part of a national crackdown by the FBI on people using the Internet for sex trafficking.
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