Cary police charge Durham man turned two women to prostitution

From staff reportsMarch 1, 2013 

Tony O'Brien Williams

WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

— Police investigators who are focusing on interrupting human trafficking arrested a Durham man early Friday on two felony charges that they say stem from making two women work as prostitutes for him.

Tony O’Brien Williams, 26, of 4300 Waterford Valley Drive is charged twice with sexual servitude involving an adult.

“We’re looking to take more of an angle on the human trafficking side of things” rather than arresting prostitutes themselves, said Capt. Don Hamilton, head of the Cary police investigations division.

Young women who are new to the area or the country may have no other means of support and can fall prey to people who turn them to prostitution as a way to survive, Hamilton said.

Williams was held on $250,000 bail.

According to state correction records, Williams was put on a year’s probation in Durham County in November after being convicted of impersonating a police officer last Fourth of July.

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