Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 30, 2012 at 4:49 PM

2 sex traffickers sentenced to several years in prison

Two abusive men who advertised women for sex using Backpage.com were sentenced to several years in prison in U.S. District Court today.

Judges sentenced Terrence Williams, 25, of Bremerton, to nine years in prison with five years of supervised release, and Charles Deville Nash, 30, of Seattle, to 15 years in prison with three years of supervised release for human trafficking.  Both used physical abuse to force young women to continue in the sex trade and took their earnings, according to the Western District of Washington’s U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The sentences were part of two separate investigations taken on by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI’s Innoncence Lost Task Force, which investigates federal crimes involving children.

Nash, according to the office, will also have to pay $240,000 to five women he trafficked in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho and Utah between 2009 and 2011. The FBI collaborated with the Seattle Police Department to catch Nash.

Williams controlled or attempted to control three women through verbal and physical abuse between 2007 and 2011. Prosecutors estimated he will eventually pay at least $185,000 in restitution to his victims. The Bremerton Police Department and Lakewood Police Department worked with the FBI on the investigation of Williams.

 

 

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Charles Deville Nash, FBI, human trafficking

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►