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South Texas man wanted for sex trafficking captured in Dominican Republic

Issac Lynn Williams, 28, awaiting extradition to Bexar County

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SAN ANTONIO – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the arrest of a South Texas man wanted for trafficking a teen for sex on Backpage.com.

The U.S. Marshals Service and Texas Department of Public Safety caught up with Issac Lynn Williams in the Dominican Republic.

Williams, 28, is currently in Florida awaiting extradition to Bexar County.

“The human trafficking unit of my office is dedicated to relentlessly pursuing every perpetrator who seeks to prey on innocent and vulnerable victims of this heinous crime,” Paxton said. “We will work relentlessly to break the ability of those like Backpage to facilitate modern-day slavery.”

In August 2014, authorities began investigating Backpage and were able to find and rescue a 17-year-old girl who was trafficked by Williams and another woman, Deborah Copper.  

Cooper pleaded guilty last year, in return for testifying against Williams.

Williams has been charged with compelling prostitution of a person under 18 and continuous trafficking of persons.