Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Traveling to Alabama with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Contact with a Minor

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Georgia man pled guilty today to traveling to Alabama with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact with a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Alabama James G. Hernandez. 

William Park Winston, 35, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Liles C. Burke to one-count of travelling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual contact. According to court documents, the defendant drove from Georgia to Alabama for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a 15 year old girl.  He reserved an Airbnb in Huntsville and arranged for an Uber to transport the girl from her residence to him.  The Uber driver became concerned for the minor and called 911. 

U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case, along with Huntsville Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney R. Leann White and Mary Stuart Burrell are prosecuting the case.