In addition, the alleged pimp, Percival R. Williams, 35, of Edison, N. Williams was charged by complaint with first-degree human trafficking, third-degree promoting prostitution, second-degree theft receiving stolen propertyand third-degree conspiracy. Williams was arrested late Tuesday, Feb. He is being held in Texas pending extradition to New Jersey.
Vaughn was charged by complaint by the Division of Criminal Justice with second-degree theft and third-degree conspiracy. We are making it a priority to apprehend those who commit these terrible crimes, and to rescue their victims.
We urge anyone who has been victimized by this alleged pimp to come forward confidentially and assist us in our ongoing investigation. He allegedly brought them to New Jersey, either against their will or by enticing them with promises of a relationship or better life, in order to enslave them in prostitution.
He owns high-performance cars, including two Maseratis and a Porsche, and sometimes pretends to be a music producer. He allegedly forced women to prostitute themselves by acts of violence or threats of violence. Williams allegedly kept the women at his house or in nearby hotels, and would solicit clients for the women by placing sexually suggestive on a website called Back.
Williams also allegedly escorted or sent the women to various hotels to solicit clients, including hotels in Manhattan, Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Michael Mintchwarner, Sgt. Attorney General Chiesa thanked the U. Marshals Service for their tireless efforts to successfully apprehend Williams.
The complaint filed against Williams is merely an accusation and he is pd innocent until proven guilty. Because the charges are indictable offenses, they will be presented to a state grand jury for potential indictment. In JulyAttorney General Chiesa issued a new statewide law enforcement directive to increase investigations and prosecutions of sex- and labor-related human trafficking crimes in New Jersey, identify and rescue human trafficking victims, provide comprehensive services to victims, and train police to recognize telltale indicators of human trafficking when investigating other offenses.
He also announced the formation of the Human Trafficking Unit within the Division of Criminal Justice, with additional staff ased to these crimes. For Further Information:. News Index I top.
For Immediate Release:. Accused Pimp From Edison, N. Chiesa today announced that an Edison, N.