RALEIGH — A search warrant made public Friday describes Tony OBrien Williams as a pimp who supervised several women working as prostitutes, including holding a woman against her will and forcing her to have sex with several people each day after he took her clothes and cell phone.
Williams, 27, of 4129 Piney Gap Drive in Cary, was charged on Dec. 17 with one count each of felony sexual servitude adult victim and misdemeanor larceny.
On June 26, Pitt County Sheriffs deputies rescued a victim of sex trafficking at a Greenville hotel. The victim told the deputies that Williams had purchased a train ticket for her and she worked for him several days before returning to Greenville to work for another pimp, court records show.
Police arrested Williams last month after arresting a woman who worked for him and a man who met her through backpage.com, an online classifieds website that includes sections for adult services. Police seized the womans phone and determined Williams was the person who set up the sexual encounter, court records show.
It is the policy of The News & Observer to not make public the names of alleged sex crime victims.
Williams was released from custody at the Wake County jail on Dec. 21 after posting a $175,000 bond.