City man trafficked 16-yearold girl, authorities say
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.