Warrant: Cary man held women in 'sexual servitude'
Posted March 25, 2013
Cary, N.C. — Cary police have confiscated three cellphones and an iPad in connection with an investigation into prostitution and sex trafficking that stemmed from the search of a hotel room last month, according to a recently returned search warrant.
Tony O'Brien Williams was being held Monday under a $250,000 bond after being charged March 1 with two counts of human trafficking. Police said he was holding two women in "sexual servitude" and using them for prostitution.
Just one day before his arrest, police searched a room at LaQuinta Inn on Hospitality Court in Cary, where they believe a woman was prostituting herself under Williams' direction.
Investigators believe Williams advertised the prostitution service online, so they obtained a search warrant for his electronic communications.
The women were not charged because police say they do not "re-victimize" human trafficking victims. They were referred to the Salvation Army's support services for human trafficking survivors.