City man traf­ficked 16-yearold girl, au­thor­i­ties say

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

A city man was charged Wed­nes­day with pros­ti­tut­ing and sex­u­ally abus­ing a 16-yearold girl in Ul­ster County, Long Is­land and Vir­ginia, au­thor­i­ties said.

Gregory C. Wil­liams, 38, was arrested by the Ul­ster County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice Family and Child Ad­vo­cacy Cen­ter, which com­prises in­ves­ti­ga­tors from the Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice, the Ul­ster County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and state po­lice. He was charged with dis­sem­i­nat­ing in­de­cent ma­te­rial to a mi­nor, pro­mot­ing pros­ti­tu­tion and of­fer­ing a false in­stru­ment for fil­ing, all felonies.

On Dec. 9, 2015, the Child Ad­vo­cacy Cen­ter be­gan in­ves­ti­gat­ing a re­port the girl was be­ing sex­u­ally abused and pros­ti­tuted in the Ul­ster County area, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion de­ter­mined that Wil­liams was in a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship with the mi­nor and was traf­fick­ing her as a pros­ti­tute.

He was ar­raigned in Kingston City Court and sent to Ul­ster County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, po­lice said, and an or­der of pro­tec­tion was is­sued on be­half of the vic­tim.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing, po­lice said.

The Ul­ster County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice Family and Child Ad­vo­cacy Cen­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tors were as­sisted by mem­bers of the City of Kingston Po­lice Depart­ment and in­ves­ti­ga­tors from the Ch­e­sa­peake, Vir­ginia, rob­bery squad.


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