According to Law Enforcement in Cambria County, a Johnstown man is facing charges after being accused of Trafficking multiple women. We have more details about the unique location of this incident.
The home where this alleged Trafficking was taking place is next door neighbors with the Stonycreek Township Police Department. In a Criminal Complaint filed in the case, Police say 51-year-old William Warren faces multiple counts of Trafficking individuals and criminal use of a communication device.
Authorities say the investigation into Warren began back in February of this year when Police were dispatched to his residence along Bedford Street, right next to the Police Department — for a reported overdose victim. Police say the woman was taken to the Hospital where she died two days later.
Police say a short time later — a woman came forward to report that Warren had been Trafficking multiple women out of his home. Authorities say the woman explained to Police that she had gone to live with Warren in November of last year and that she had become addicted to drugs including Crack Cocaine, which Warren allegedly supplied to her.
After more investigating, Police learned that Warren would “Rent Out” his home — where women would perform sex acts with other men. Authorities wrote in Court Documents that the woman explained to them that the men would pay Warren in drugs and/or cash for the sexual acts.
Investigators say a search of Warren’s phone and other devices revealed that he had Trafficked several women and had dozens of conversations with others about the sexual acts that they were paying for.
Warren was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon and is being held at the Cambria County Prison on $500,000 Bail and his Preliminary Hearing is scheduled for August 31st.
Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer released the following statement regarding Warren’s case saying quote: “This investigation into Human Trafficking, and the profiting off of other’s addictions, is another collaborative effort between Local, State and Federal Authorities. Special thanks to the FBI and DHS for their expertise and resources that have once again proved to be valuable to the citizens of our County. Their willingness to provide assistance is unwavering. This case demonstrates the commitment of Law Enforcement to protect the vulnerable, to aid victims in accessing resources, and to prosecute those who prey on them. Anyone who has been a victim of Human Trafficking is urged to come forward.”