A Fresno man was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for human trafficking, officials said.
Demarea Williams, 23, pleaded guilty Jan. 4 in Ventura County Superior Court to a felony charge of human trafficking, authorities said.
Williams was arrested by Ventura police on Dec. 20 after they received reports of a woman possibly being held against her will and forced to engage in prostitution, authorities said.
Police found the 21-year-old woman at La Quinta Inn in the 5800 block of Valentine Road, authorities said. Williams and a woman were arrested at the scene, authorities reported.
Investigators alleged the 21-year-old victim had been trafficked in California, Texas and Arizona. (Read article here)