A Henderson County man is headed to prison for human trafficking.
According to the plea agreement, then-31-year-old Jathar Williams made contact with a then-15 year girl through a social networking site in March of 2014.
Williams arranged to meet the girl and her 17-year-old female friend. Williams picked them up in Evansville, Indiana, and drove them to his residence in Henderson, where he said the girls could earn between $700 and $800 a day performing commercial sex acts.
Williams admitted to driving the two underage females to the Sugar Creek Inn in Henderson. There, he arranged for men to come to the hotel to engage in sex acts with the two females in exchange for money.
"Prosecution of those who exploit the young and vulnerable in our community is a top priority of this Office,” stated John Kuhn, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. “We know that every instance of human trafficking forces the victims into a crucible of suffering. We also know this crime is occurring far more than it’s being reported."
Williams was sentenced this week in federal court to ten years in prison.