Silas Williams, 20, of Bellwood, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping and robbery in the June 21 assault of the 17-year-old girl
The victim and Williams were friends on Facebook, but had never met in person. On the day of the attack, a friend of the girl had invited the girl and Williams over to her home to meet. Prosecutors said the girl had no idea Williams would be there.
The three eventually met up and walked to Portage Park, where they smoked marijuana before going to a fast food restaurant to eat and hang out, prosecutors said.
Twice while they were hanging out, Williams pulled the victim on top of him so she could sit on his lap, prosecutors said. The victim jumped off and told him to stop. About 11 p.m., Williams and the victim walked the friend back home and Williams offered to walk the victim to her bus stop, prosecutors said
During the walk to the bus stop, Williams bit the girl on the neck five to six times and grabbed her, prosecutors said. When she pulled away, he put his hands down her pants and in her underwear, prosecutors said. The attack took place about 11:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of West Cornelia Avenue in the Kilbourn Park neighborhood, according to police and court records.
He tried to touch her sexually, and the victim pulled his hand away and told him no. Williams then took her glasses, making it almost impossible for her to see, and took her iPhone. He then told her the only way she would get her belongings back was if she followed him, prosecutors said.
Williams grabbed her left arm and pulled her into an alley, returned her glasses, turned her around, pulled her pants down and tried to have sex with the victim, but he was unsuccessful in his attempt, prosecutors said.
She screamed for help, and someone drove by the alley but did not stop or offer help, prosecutors said.
Williams told her he would break her glasses if she screamed for help again. He then pulled her deeper into the alley and sexually assaulted the girl, prosecutors said.
When the two separated the girl immediately reached out to a family member. She was taken to a hospital and a rape evidence kit was done, and photos of her injures were taken, prosecutors said.
Later, detectives found surveillance video from most of the places the three went. The victim and her friend also helped police find Williams on Facebook and identified him in a photo array.
Williams turned himself in Tuesday and appeared at the bond hearing Wednesday where he was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
His next court date was scheduled for Aug. 1.
Two people, a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, have been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl at a Great Falls house party.
Autree Aniel Pederson, 20, was charged with sexual intercourse without consent for reportedly raping a girl while a 16-year-old held her down. According to police reports, Pederson then held the girl down while the 16-year-old raped the same girl.
At his initial appearance, Cascade County District Judge Elizabeth Best set Pederson's bail at $100,000.
According to the victim's interview with police, Pederson on July 9 invited the victim, a 15-year-old girl, to a party, where they both drank alcohol with another juvenile, a 16-year-old boy who is not named in court documents. The victim reportedly told her parents she was going to a friend's house, but instead went to the party with Pederson.
At the party, the victim lost her phone around 1 a.m. and went into one of the back bedrooms to find it, she told police. Pederson and the 16-year-old followed the girl into the bedroom and knocked her onto the bed. According to police reports, the 16-year-old held her down while Pederson pulled her pants off and raped her. Eventually, Pederson stopped and held her down while the 16-year-old raped her.
The victim told them both no numerous times and tried to fight them off, but was not successful, according to the police report.
When the 16-year-old was finished, the victim got up, went to the living room and fell asleep on the couch, according to the report. Around 9 a.m. the victim woke up, left the house and told her mother at home what had reportedly happened.
Great Falls police were soon contacted about the rape and met the girl at the Benefis emergency department. Charging documents state the victim was examined and found with injuries consistent with rape. She also gave officers the names of the two who raped her.
An officer obtained a search warrant for the home where the reported rape occurred and arrested both boys involved.
According to the police report, both boys agreed to speak with detectives without attorneys. The 16-year-old told another detective the sex was consensual, and that Pederson had come into the room during sex but he told Pederson to leave, according to police reports. The juvenile reportedly changed his story, saying Pederson came in and pushed him away from the victim and began having sex with her.
Pederson reportedly denied any sort of sexual contact with the girl and said the 16-year-old and another juvenile had sex with her. He eventually requested an attorney and ended the interview, but was transported to the Cascade County Detention Center for a probation violation. According to court documents, Pederson is awaiting a sentencing in a separate case in which he has pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon. He is also pending a revocation in a juvenile probation case, according to court documents.
The 16-year-old, who was not named in court documents, also was charged with sexual intercourse without consent, according to the police report. Best also set his bail at $25,000.
Damien Villarreal, 16, was charged in juvenile court with sexual intercourse without consent. Deputy County Attorney Valerie Winfield declined to comment on Villarreal's case and whether the two incidents are related.
Three men are in the Butler County Jail after their arrest for a February sexual assault in Oxford.
“This is a very brutal rape case,” Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said. “One of the worst this office has seen.”
The crimes involve a female victim who was visiting Oxford on Feb. 11 and 12. The assault occurred in an off-campus residence, not on the Miami University campus, according to the indictment.
- Roger Richard Michael Simpson, 23, of Cincinnati, is charged with 23 felony crimes, including 10 counts of rape, sexual battery, complicity to rape and kidnapping.
- Eliljah Lee Mincy, 21, no address available, is also charged with 23 felony crimes, including three counts of rape, complicity to rape, sexual battery, kidnapping and complicity to rape.
- Rodney Adrian Louis Gibson II, 21, of Cincinnati is charged with 26 crimes, including two counts of rape, sexual battery, kidnapping and complicity to rape.
All three men are scheduled to appear in court Monday, July 17, for arraignment.
The 72-count indictment was handed down by a grand jury on June 14, but was sealed until the suspects were arrested, according to Gmoser.
Simpson, Mincy and Gibson are not currently Miami University students, according to Carole Johnson, a spokeswoman for the university.