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Poulsbo man charged with human trafficking

POULSBO — A Poulsbo man is charged with human trafficking for prostitution-related activities. Andre P. Williams "Herron" II, 25, was arrested Jan. 17.

On Dec. 28, a Bremerton Police officer went to Harrison Medical Center to speak with a victim of sexual assault. The victim told the officer she met Williams in December and said he was her boyfriend.

According to a Kitsap County Superior Court report, the victim agreed to advertise for prostitution-related activities for Williams and his friend, Allixzander Park, on Backpage.com. The victim said she met with two customers, in Port Townsend and Port Orchard.

On Dec. 26, the victim said she wanted to go home for Christmas. Instead, the victim and Williams went to Tacoma and met Park and another man at a motel. The men allegedly began smoking what the victim thought to be marijuana, and the victim said she started to "feel funny" after smoking. The men told her the substance was "Spice" and the victim said she was very disoriented and dizzy after smoking.

According to the report, that night the victim said Williams told Park "he could do 'whatever he wanted to' " to the victim, and she was forced to have sexual intercourse against her will. The victim was forced again to have sexual intercourse against her will at a motel in Bremerton the next day. According to the report, the victim said the men took her phone "so she couldn't call anyone." The victim was able to go to a coffee shop in Bremerton, where a friend met her and took to the Harrison Medical Center.

The victim said she gave the money she received from a "date"  to Williams, and said Williams and Park told her they paid for the motel rooms with that money. According to the report, the victim said she "was uncomfortable about this entire situation, but sort of went along with everything."

Park was arrested Dec. 31 for second-degree rape. Park faces second-degree trafficking, second-degree rape, sexual misconduct with minor and contempt of court charges. He is in Kitsap County Jail on $400,000 bail.

Williams was arrested Jan. 17 and faces charges of second-degree trafficking, violation of a no contact order, escape from community custody and contempt of court. He is in Kitsap County Jail on $300,000 bail.

 

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