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Warrant: Cary man held women in 'sexual servitude'

Posted March 25, 2013

Tony O'Brien Williams

— 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.


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  • jenjengirl89 Mar 26, 2013

    An address can be within the municipal boundaries of a city (Cary), but can have a USPS zip address = Morrisville, as does in this case.

    So, Cary Police respond, but they are responding to a Morrisville "address".

  • jenjengirl89 Mar 26, 2013

    "LaQuinta Inn on Hospitality Court in Cary"
    I hate to nit-pick - but LaQuinta Inn on Hospitality Court has a MORRISVILLE address, according to their interwebs site.

    La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Durham Intl AP. 1001 Hospitality Ct Morrisville, NC

  • slatesplace Mar 26, 2013

    I bet the girls sent to Salvation Army Support for Human Trfficing victims will be back on the street somewhere else as soon as they work through the system. Get out of jail free card for the prostitutes, they say they are being held against their will, "trafficer" (not allowed to use the p word) goes to jail and they move to a new area.

  • turbo08 Mar 26, 2013

    Where are the people saying legalize prostitution at now??

  • thinlady1 Mar 26, 2013

    It doesn't matter the city or town this is a crime that should be addressed and this man should be punished to the max for his crimes against women......

  • batcave Mar 26, 2013

    Looks like the low self esteemers are busting on Cary again.

  • OneLove Mar 26, 2013

    It so funny. Yall argue about location on just about EVERY story.

  • OneLove Mar 26, 2013

    So...he's a pimpp.

  • kikinc Mar 26, 2013

    csmac99-You're right. You could equally blame this on Durham, too, since Durham is right up the block as well. Cary definitely does better for headlines, though.

  • Its the who what Mar 26, 2013

    Here we go again with violent crime in Cary NC committed by citizens of Cary. I see it every week with violent and perverted crimes committed here EVERY WEEK. Shame on you Cary NC