September 22, 2014

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Registered sex offender charged with rape

John Williams

John Williams

LORAIN — A registered sex offender picked up an 11-year-old girl in February and took her to Cleveland, where he sexually assaulted her in a hotel, police said.

John Williams, 47, of Cleveland, was charged with rape Wednesday at Cuyahoga County Jail where he was serving time for a parole violation.

The arrest was connected to a February incident when Williams met an 11-year-old Lorain girl online, Lorain police Detective Tabitha Angello said.

According to police, Williams drove from Cleveland to Lorain, picked up the girl at her house and took her to a hotel in Cleveland, where he sexually assaulted her.

Police wouldn’t comment on how the girl got away from Williams.

This is the second time Williams — a registered tier II sex offender — has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor. In 2012, Williams was indicted for kidnapping, abduction, gross sexual imposition, endangering children and two counts of rape through Cuyahoga County Municipal Court for an assault on an 8-year-old girl.

Williams is being held at Lorain City Jail on a $1 million bond. His next court date is Wednesday at Lorain Municipal Court.

 


  • It has to stop

    I think these would be appropriate devices to go back to when dealing with these animals.

    • jz

      The harm done to children and the terrible crime of molesting a child is worthy of long prison sentences. I,m not against firing squad for Vincent Jackson. However, you are one sick dude yourself. Maybe worse.

      • Heaven

        i agree . what makes this man think that even looking at an ELEVEN year old in a sexual way is okay ? Its real ignorant . If he wanted to have sexual intercourse with someone he couldve found someone who wanted to do so . Its really disgusting .

        • jz

          I,m speaking to the picture above.

  • franksnbeans

    Wow.

  • Nick Noneya

    If they would castrate after the first time, they would not have repeat offenders!

  • Arietta Sullivan

    should have never been allowed out the first time he did it. the courts must really think a smack on the hand is going to stop a rapist. ok..if you say so.

    • jj

      Maybe they should replace the smack on the hand with repeated kicks to the cocoa cocoa puffs…….

      • Heaven

        Lol I AGREE !