A brutal San Angelo man has accepted the conditions of a plea agreement and was sentenced on Monday after being accused of heinously threatening his former girlfriend and forcing her into sex work and prostitution in early December of 2019.

According to an affidavit, the victim wretchedly showed up at the San Angelo Police Station on Dec. 4, 2019, after escaping the clutches of her abusive boyfriend William Earl Hollis Jr., 51, Go San Angelo reported. The woman recounted that she was forced by her former beau to have sex with strangers after he assaulted her and locked her in a room in his home.

The victim claimed she was abducted and vulnerably imprisoned in a sealed room in her boyfriend's residence in the 100 block of West 20th Street. She was then allegedly coerced to perform "sex work," and was battered by Hollis with threats of murder and assault, the affidavit appended.

A witness, who has chosen to adopt the alias “Pookie” to protect their identity, corroborated the victim's accounts, confirming that Hollis mercilessly locked his girlfriend in a room and trapped her, before proceeding to pimp and prostitute her in exchange for drugs. The woman was reportedly only freed from the room for food while the suspect watched her closely.

The unidentified victim sustained a “concussion, bruised ribs, and injuries to her neck and forearm.” She was later treated at Shannon Medical Center after coming forward to the police.

The suspect Hollis was seized and arrested on suspicion of assaulting a family member in a previous conviction, as well as on charges of compelling prostitution by force, threat, coercion, or fraud.

On Feb. 7, 2020, an indictment charged the sex criminal with first-degree felony compelling prostitution by force and second-degree felony assault on a family member with a previous conviction.

Hollis, who is also registered as a sex offender for life due to a previous conviction of hideously sexually assaulting a child, was similarly convicted in 2006 for family violence causing bodily injury in Tom Green County.

Hollis pleaded guilty to assault on a family member, however, he vehemently denied the prostitution charge.

Since the suspect has been convicted of a felony before, the initial punishable period of 2 to 10 years in jail for his charge of a third-degree felony has potentially increased to 2 to 20 years. Moreover, he will face a fine that will not exceed $10,000.

The state further recommended 12 years in an institutional division for Hollis which was further accepted by Judge Ben Woodward. The sex offender has reportedly accepted a plea agreement put forward by the 119th Judicial District Court.

Hollis was to set receive between 15 to 99 years in prison for the prostitution charge.

In a similar but unrelated story, an unemployed Singaporean husband horridly coerced his wife into prostitution to earn for the financial needs of their family, as well as buy milk and diapers for their young son, The Strait Times reported.

The suspect has been sentenced to 25 and a half years behind bars on Feb. 19, 2021.

During the trial, the sex offender father also admitted to forcing his six-year-old daughter to hideously perform oral sex on him, as well as confessing to undressing, kissing, and caressing his 13-year-old niece.

The abusive husband reportedly became violent and proceeded to emotionally manipulate and harangued his wife to coerce her to take on sex work for their family.

A San Angelo man has been accused of forcing his girlfriend into prostitution after threatening to kill and assault the victim. This is a representational image. Pixabay

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