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San Jose PD Arrests 3 Suspects for Human Trafficking & Other Crimes
Filed under Press Release, on 5/30/2019 5:16:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Human Trafficking CASE NUMBER: 19-146-0774
VICTIM #1: Withheld  AGE: 14 Years (Female)
VICTIM #2: Withheld AGE: 23 Years (Female)
VICTIM #3: Withheld
AGE: 20 Years (Female)

SUSPECT #1: Christopher Lyon Johnson AGE: 39 Years
ADDRESS: Sacramento, CA Resident
SUSPECT #2: Antoine Williams AGE: 43 Years
ADDRESS: Merrillville, IN Resident
SUSPECT #3: Curtis Lee Russell AGE: 59 Years
ADDRESS: Natomas, CA Resident
Suspect Christopher Johnson Suspect Antoine Williams Suspect Curtis Russell


San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Investigations Unit / Human Trafficking Task Force arrested the three listed suspects for human trafficking and other crimes.

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, at about 7:42 PM, San Jose police officers responded to the Motel 6 located at 2560 Fontaine Road in San Jose. The 14 year-old survivor reported to a crisis text hotline (741741) that she was being held against her will and forced to engage in prostitution. Patrol officers and Special Operations Division officers responded to the scene and located the survivor.

The preliminary investigation revealed the 14 year-old survivor was reported as a missing runaway from Flint, Michigan on September 1, 2018, and went to Chicago, Illinois. A few days later, the survivor was kidnapped from Chicago and taken to Gary, Indiana. Eventually, she was taken to various cities throughout California where she was forced to engage in prostitution.

Officers learned the second survivor was forced to engage in prostitution and the third survivor was procured for the purpose of prostitution. Detectives believe the third survivor would have likely been indoctrinated into a life of prostitution had she not been rescued by the San Jose Police Department. The suspects were located at the motel and taken into custody.

Suspects Christopher Johnson and Antoine Williams were booked into Santa Clara County Jail for Human Trafficking (Felony) - 236.1 PC, Pimping and Pandering (Felony) - 266h PC / 266i PC, and Kidnapping (Felony) - 207 PC.

Suspect Curtis Russell was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for Human Trafficking (Felony) - 236.1 PC and Pimping (Felony) - 266h PC.

Detectives believe there may be additional survivors. Anyone with information about this case or other cases involving these suspects are asked to contact Detective Gurbaksh Sohal or Detective Sergeant Tony Ruelas of the San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Investigations Unit – Human Trafficking Task Force at 408-277-4102 or email

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Brian Anderson #3459
DATE: 5/30/19 TIME: 5:15 PM DATE: 5/30/19 TIME: 5:15 PM


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