Several women rescued, 2 Georgia men charged in Tuscaloosa human trafficking operation



An undercover investigation by the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force led to the rescue of several woman, authorities announced on Saturday night.

Two Georgia man are in custody. Details about the women and their rescue haven’t yet been released, but they have been taken to a safe location and are receiving victim’s services.

The task force is made up of Tuscaloosa, Northport and University of Alabama police, as well as the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. The operation was carried out Friday night at a hotel in the 3600 block of McFarland Boulevard East.

Isaiah Rashaud Williams and Demetrius Lamonallen Wright, both 25 and from Cairo, Georgia, were charged with felony promoting prostitution. Williams was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and Wright was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance. Williams’ bond was set at $30,000 and Wright’s was set at $20,000.

“The I-20/59 Corridor continues to be a travel route for those engaged in this lucrative and heinous criminal enterprise,” said Tuscaloosa police Lt. Darren Beams, task force commander.

The ongoing investigation could result in federal charges. “This task force,‘' he said, “is committed to eradicating this criminal enterprise from Tuscaloosa County.”

Several women rescued, 2 Georgia men charged in Tuscaloosa human trafficking operation Several women rescued, 2 Georgia men charged in Tuscaloosa human trafficking operation Reviewed by Anson Moore on July 26, 2020 Rating: 5

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