CLEVELAND – Three people were indicted on human trafficking charges after prosecutors say they forced girls as young as 14 to work as prostitutes in Cuyahoga County.
The indictments came in two separate cases.
In the first, Treyvon L. Williamson, 22, of Warrensville Heights and Sharonika D. Allen, 26 of Bedford, were charged with forcing four women, ages 14-18, to engage in prostitution by using threats and physical abuse to intimidate them. The pair used social media to recruit the teens and they advertised their services online.
Williamson faces 20 felony charges including four counts of trafficking in persons, seven counts of kidnapping, three counts of rape, three counts of compelling prostitution, one count of promoting prostitution, one count of robbery and one count of having weapons under disability.