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Fugitive accused of kidnapping, human trafficking, rape now in Montgomery County Jail

Published: Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 2:20 AM

A Dayton man wanted in a two-year-old rape and human trafficking case was booked into the Montgomery County Jail Thursday afternoon, over a year after he was apprehended by a U.S. Marshals team in Orange County, California. 

Pascal Lamont Williams, 46, is accused along with another man of holding four women against their will for months, forcing them to engage in sex acts both on himself and other people.

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He faces a variety of sex charges, including rape, compelling prostitution and promoting prostitution, as well as charges of kidnapping, human trafficking and felonious assault.

These charges reach back to 2015, when investigators said Williams and another man, James “Damean” Rowles, reportedly held four women against their wills from June to September, forcing them to engage in sex acts, both with Williams and Rowles and other people in exchange for drugs or money, according to court documents.

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Rowles was already in custody in the Pickaway Correctional Institution, but Williams fled when the indictment was handed down, according to U.S. Marshals. 

The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team tracked Williams to Orange County with the help of several local police departments.

In January 2018, police found him in the 400 block of South Main Street in Orange, California. 

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U.S. Marshals said that during apprehension, he tried to run from police, assaulted an officer and resisted arrest. He received new criminal charges in Orange County, California.

Williams is currently in the Montgomery County Jail, and is due in court Oct. 22