Former major of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office convicted of abusive sexual contact with a minor
MIAMI – Oscar Williams Jr., 30, of Opa-Locka, Fla., has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for extorting four girls into producing child sexual abuse material. He previously had been convicted on four counts of production of child sexual abuse material and one count of extortion.
Between November 2019 and September 2020, Williams extorted four minor girls into creating sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves and sending it to him over a social media application. Williams threatened to post the material on social media and pornography websites if they did not continue to send him said material. He demanded upward of 50 photos a day from some of the victims.
Williams was apprehended after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executed a search warrant on his home after following the social media application Williams used to commit the crimes.
Juan Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and acting Special Agent in Charge Robert M. DeWitt, FBI, Miami Field Office, announced the sentence.
FBI, Miami Field Office, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lacee Elizabeth Monk and Jessica Kahn Obenauf prosecuted it.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Divisions Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov under case number 20-cr-20087.
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