A federal grand jury has indicted four people in an alleged Middle Georgia sex trafficking conspiracy.
The indictment names Najiy Williams, 34, and Brandi Little, 30, of Macon; Joshua Youngblood, 29, of Eatonton; and Hamza Abdul Vasser, 27, of Loganville, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The four are charged with conspiring to “recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, and maintain” four alleged sex trafficking victims identified in the indictment by initials and others to engage in “a commercial sex act” between September 24, 2015, and Feb. 18, 2017.
According to the release:
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Williams, Little, Youngblood and Vasser each are charged with sex trafficking conspiracy.
Williams, who goes by the nicknames King, G and Razu, also is charged with four counts of sex trafficking, five counts of inducement to travel to engage in criminal sexual activity and one count of transportation for illegal sexual activity.
Little is charged with two counts of sex trafficking and one count of inducement to travel to engage in criminal sexual activity.
Youngblood, also known as Jay, is charged with one count each of sex trafficking and transportation for illegal sexual activity.
Vasser, who goes by the nicknames Joseph and Joey, is charged with one count of transportation for illegal sexual activity.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Little or Youngblood is asked to call the FBI at 404-679-9000.
Bibb County deputies arrested Williams March 16 on charges of rape and trafficking of persons for labor or sexual servitude after a Florida woman reported that she’d been sexually assaulted at the Rodeway Inn behind McDonald’s on Riverside Drive.
Authorities have said the woman answered a Craigslist ad for art and modeling and that Williams paid for her to come to Macon in February. An attorney representing Williams at an April bond hearing in Bibb County Superior Court said Williams admits he arranged for the woman to come to Macon.
After arriving in town, the woman says she discovered that she’d been brought to work as a prostitute.
She was placed in a “date room” where men knocked on the door, set up as potential customers. After the woman turned the men away, Williams allegedly came in with several men.
After Williams left, the men gang raped the woman, a Bibb County prosecutor said during the hearing.
Williams’ attorney argued during the hearing that evidence will show the woman set up her own appointments and voluntarily engaged “in whatever activities she engaged in.”
Bibb County deputies and FBI agents searched five rooms at the motel and talked with other women who said they were scared to leave after they reportedly were lured there.
The women told authorities they felt threatened and had seen other women beaten who had wanted to leave.
Williams’ bond request was denied.
Vasser was arrested Tuesday, according to the release.
Little and Youngblood are fugitives. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at 404-679-9000.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.