2 charged with prostitution after teen calls trafficking hotline - WKRN News 2

2 charged with prostitution after teen calls human trafficking hotline

Antoine Williams, 34 Antoine Williams, 34
Sarah Ostovich, 22 Sarah Ostovich, 22

Two people were arrested on prostitution related charges Saturday after a teenage mother called a human trafficking hotline for help.

Police reported the 19-year-old called the hotline on November 11 and explained she came to Nashville with her two-her-old son late October to attend the homecoming game at Tennessee State University.

She said she was approached by Antoine Williams, 34, of Wisconsin, who introduced himself as "Success" and allegedly enticed the woman with nice things and travel if she would join him.

The woman said he placed prostitution-related ads on the Internet and would transport her to meet "customers" who responded to them.

Police learned Williams was staying at a motel on Elm Hill Pike and issued warrants for his arrest.

He was arrested Saturday while in a Jaguar carrying $2,200 in cash.  He was charged with trafficking a woman for sex and promoting prostitution.

Williams is being held on $40,000 bond.

When authorities went to his motel room, they were met by Sarah Ostovich, 22, who told police she was Williams' fiance.

She allegedly had marijuana in the room that was within reach of her five-month-old baby.

During questioning, Ostovich reportedly told police she posted Internet ads of her own and engaged in prostitution with "customers."

She was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse, promoting prostitution, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.  She is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.  

Her daughter is in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.

The 19-year-old who reported the situation and initiated the investigation returned home to an adjoining state with the help of detectives.

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