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Fayetteville man gets 45 years in prison for sex trafficking

Posted December 2, 2013 5:49 p.m. EST

— A Fayetteville man was sentenced Monday to 45 years in federal prison for child sex trafficking, authorities said.

Christopher Jason Williams, 33, of Windy Hill Circle, pleaded guilty in July to two counts of sex trafficking of children.

In January, a 14-year-old girl told police that Williams had held her against her will for several weeks at a Fayetteville home, had sex with her and forced her and another girl to perform sex acts for money. Police later found a 15-year-old girl locked in the attic of Williams' home.

Investigators said the girls had been captive for up to several months, and Williams beat them and threatened to kill them and their relatives if they tried to escape. Meanwhile, he posted nude pictures of them online, advertising that they were available for sex.

Hundreds of images of child pornography were found on Williams' cellphone, many depicting the two girls, authorities said.