Man accused of trafficking child for prostitution

Tavarie Anthony Williams was arrested, charged Saturday


SAN ANTONIO – A Tennessee man is accused of trafficking a 12-year-old girl from San Antonio for prostitution.

Tavarie Anthony Williams, 36, was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking for a commercial sex act.

On Friday afternoon, Tennessee authorities received information about the possible whereabouts of the child who was reported missing a month ago.

Officials from multiple agencies rescued the child from a hotel, where they said she was being held against her will by Williams.

Further investigation revealed that Williams enticed the child in San Antonio by offering her a ride home. He ended up taking her to Tennessee, where he trafficked her for the purposes of commercial sex, authorities said.

Williams was taken into custody Saturday and booked into jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

The child is receiving care in state custody and will soon return to her home in San Antonio.

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