New details obtained from a search warrant show how Tarvinn Williams allegedly used a fake Facebook account to target his victims.
The search warrant outlines how Williams allegedly targeted 15 women on Facebook using a fake account under the name “Samantha Pena.” The Facebook account has since been deactivated.
Documents state two underage girls met with Williams and engaged in sexual activity under the assumption they would later be paid by “Pena.” During the incident, Williams allegedly took pictures and filmed the girls. These photos and videos were later sent to other women, according to the search warrant.
Williams pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court for three counts of enticing a minor and one count of producing child pornography.
The federal indictment accused Williams of enticing three underage girls to engage in prostitution. Court records said Williams faces the possibility of life in prison.
The earliest offense date listed in court records was March 22, 2016. The latest was November 22, 2016.
A woman claiming to be a victim says she wasn’t surprised when she heard about the charges.
“It was just more or less, that’s kind of nasty dude,” the woman said. She wished to stay anonymous. “When it comes down to people, especially males that target young kids, we’re totally against it.”
She says Williams was in his twenties when he approached her in 2014. He was dating her older sister at the time when he allegedly first messaged her on Facebook. She says he then started messaging her about sexual activity.
Williams remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center as both the state and the federal charges are still pending. A federal trial date is tentatively set for August 14.