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Man accused of sex trafficking women in Franklin County

Dominic Lockley was arrested
Posted at 5:23 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 18:23:19-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A man accused of using violence to force Franklin County women into sex-trafficking has been arrested on battery and sexual assault charges. Now, deputies are asking additional victims to come forward.

Dominic Lockley, 30, was arrested in Alabama where he's still being held.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said they got complaints from some women who said they were beat severely.

After they investigated, they learned there are other women involved who say Lockley forced them into prostitution and sex trafficking.

"One of the things were asking is that if there are anyone else that may have been involved with Dominic Lockley to please call the sheriff's office," said Sheriff A.J. "Tony" Smith. "We like to talk to you, we've been told by other women who have been victims in this case that there are other women involved."

Lockley was found with crack cocaine and 29 grams of meth. As of now, he is being charged with battery and sexual assault in Franklin County.

According to records from the Florida Department of Corrections, Lockley was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on drug and fleeing charges in 2016. He served just under years of his sentence before being released.

Lockley's rap sheet stretches back to 2007. He has been convicted on multiple drug and assault charges in Franklin County.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at (850) 670-8500.