A report of sexual attacks and forced prostitution at a Macon motel led to an arrest Thursday.
Najiy Williams, 34, of Macon has been jailed on charges of rape and trafficking of persons for labor or sexual servitude, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office release.
On Feb. 18, sheriff’s deputies went to the Greyhound bus station on Spring Street in response to a report that a woman had been sexually assaulted at the Rodeway Inn & Suites on Holiday Inn Drive. According to the release, the woman said a man she knew as “King” was holding her against her will and trying to force her into prostitution.
She said the man had lured her to Macon on a website with the promise of work. Once she arrived, the release said, she reported being intimidated with force into prostitution.
The incident was investigated by the sheriff’s office with help from the FBI. Five rooms at the motel were searched that day, and four other women also reportedly lured by the suspect to Macon were found there. The suspect was not at the hotel.
During the investigation, the suspect was identified as Williams, and arrest warrants were issued for his arrest. All of the female victims were safely removed from the hotel.
The U.S. Marshals Service Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force and Bibb sheriff’s investigators arrested Williams without incident Thursday at an address on Rocky Creek Road.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
Randy Waters: 478-744-4240