Canal Winchester man indicted for human trafficking; 3 women rescued


The Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted a 28-year-old Canal Winchester man in connection with human trafficking.

Antwan D. Williams Sr. is charged with trafficking in persons-commercial sex acts, two counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor, compelling prostitution and three counts of promoting prostitution.

Police say three females were rescued, a juvenile victim from Youngstown, and one adult victim each from Columbus and Georgia. Williams is charged with advertising the victims online for commercial sex acts and child pornography.

In October 2017, the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force received a tip from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in regards to the trafficking.

After the investigation, the indictment was returned March 16.