Photo: Johnson, Williams and Russell
SAN JOSE – Three suspects are now in custody, not only for the human trafficking of a 14-year-old but also two other victims aged 20 and 23.
According to the San Jose Police Department, on May 26, 2019, a 14-year-old at about 7:42 PM, reported to a crisis text hotline (741741) that she was being held against her will and forced to engage in prostitution at Motel 6 located at 2560 Fontaine Road in San Jose.
Two suspects, 39-year-old Christopher Lyon Johnson and 43-year-old Antoine Williams, had kidnapped the teen from Flint, Michigan. They were booked into Santa Clara County Jail for Human Trafficking (Felony) – 236.1 PC, Pimping and Pandering (Felony) – 266h PC / 266i PC, and Kidnapping (Felony) – 207 PC. The suspects had trafficked the teen through several cities in California before being arrested in San Jose.
59-year-old Curtis Lee Russell was also booked into Santa Clara County Jail for Human Trafficking (Felony) – 236.1 PC and Pimping (Felony) – 266h PC after he had convinced one of the victims to try and prostitute themselves for money.
Detectives believe there may be additional survivors. Anyone with information about this case or other cases involving these suspects is asked to contact Detective Gurbaksh Sohal or Detective Sergeant Tony Ruelas of the San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Investigations Unit – Human Trafficking Task Force at 408-277-4102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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