LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Texas man accused of human trafficking was booked into the Lee County Jail Friday.
The sheriff's office says on Friday around 8:30 am, deputies from the Lee County Sheriff's Office were called to a complaint at the Travel Lodge located at 13661 Indian Paint Lane in Fort Myers.
Detectives have learned the suspect, 33-year-old Seab Williams, is responsible for forcing a female victim to engage in prostitution by advertising services on-line. Investigators discovered the victim has attempted to escape on several occasions unsuccessfully. After each attempt she has been met with violence and in some cases transported out of state and forced to engage in sex related acts against her will.
The sheriff's office says Williams was arrested and charged with the following human trafficking related charges:
Public Order Crime – Forced Labor or Services by Human Trafficking
Renting a space to be used for Prostitution
Deriving support from the proceeds of prostitution
Transporting a person to a place for the purpose of prostitution
Using coercion for commercial sexual activity by transporting the individual into the State
His last known address is in Texas.
As part of an on going investigation detectives are working to identify jurisdictions and locations out of state associated with this crime.