Indio Man Accused of Trafficking Five Minors Set to Appear in Court

City News Service

INDIO (CNS) – A 32-year-old man suspected of sex-trafficking five
minors in Palm Desert, Indio and Desert Hot Springs was being held in lieu of
$1 million bail today, authorities said.

Dewayne Deanthony Williams, an Indio resident, was transported by the
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to the Southwest Detention Center on
Tuesday, according to inmate records.

His arrest — by the U.S Marshals Service on April 21 at the San
Ysidro crossing port in San Diego County — followed a March 4 investigation by
the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, the sheriff’s
department said.

Williams is accused of human trafficking, pandering and lewd acts with
a minor. He is also accused of inducing a minor to consume fentanyl.

He is set to appear at the Larson Justice Center in Indio on Wednesday.

Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.

CNS-04-26-2022 15:45

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