Two victims of human trafficking found in Rohnert Park hotel

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A woman and a minor were found as victims of human trafficking at a hotel in Rohnert Park last week. 

According to the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, on December 22, public safety officers headed to a hotel in the 6000 block of Redwood Drive and found 45-year-old suspect Santwun Williams. 

Officers also found a woman and a young girl with Williams. 

It was determined that the woman and girl were victims of human trafficking crimes allegedly committed by Williams. 

Both were provided with advocate services, and the minor was reunited with her family. 

Williams was arrested and brought to the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility for felony human trafficking of a minor, pimping, pandering, child endangerment, and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

On December 23, police executed a search warrant at William’s residence located on the 3100 block of Santa Rosa Avenue in Santa Rosa. They found additional evidence of human trafficking and multiple ghost guns. 

After the search, Williams is also facing felony charges of possession of an assault weapon, prohibited person possessing firearms, prohibited person possessing ammunition, and person convicted of a violent offense in possession of a firearm. Officers also added misdemeanor charges for unregistered firearms and possession of large-capacity magazines. 

Williams is being held on $300,000 bail.

Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety states that Williams may have more victims. Anyone with more information about this case is asked to reach out to public safety officers at 707-584-2600. Please refer to case #22-5145.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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