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Police: Man Raped Girl, 13, While Family Slept

August 23, 2018

Police: Man Raped Girl, 13, While Family Slept

DALLAS TWP. — A Shavertown man lured a young girl outside her relative’s home earlier this month and raped her while family members slept, according to police.

Wayne Fitzgerald Williams II, 33, of 2030 Memorial Highway, is accused of raping the 13-year-old girl and threatening violence while she cried.

According to the complaint, police began investigating Williams after the girl’s mother reported the sexual assault on Aug. 6.

The girl told investigators she had been sleeping over a relative’s house two days earlier when the relative’s boyfriend woke her up during the night, as her cousin slept nearby.

Williams put a finger to his lips, signaling the girl to keep quiet, and brought her to the back porch, police said. He then asked the girl if she liked him and told her to kiss him, according to the complaint.

Williams kissed the girl and began fondling her while saying, “I don’t want to have to hurt someone,” the complaint alleges. Telling the girl to pull down her shorts, Williams then raped her, according to police.

When the girl told Williams to stop and that she was worried about getting pregnant, he responded by saying, “Nobody will find out, and I can’t get you pregnant because I’m fixed,” the complaint says.

Williams then continued raping the girl and told her that she was his forever, police said.

The next day, the girl and her father returned to the relative’s home to pick something up, and Williams blocked her from leaving when she went inside, police said. Williams kissed and groped the girl and directed her to perform oral sex on him, according to the complaint.

The girl later told her mother about the assaults, and her parents called the police. A rape examination showed the girl had trauma consistent with being sexually assaulted, police said.

Police charged Williams with felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, rape, statutory sexual assault and corruption of a minor, as well as misdemeanor counts of indecent assault and making terroristic threats.

Magisterial District Judge Brian James Tupper arraigned Williams on Tuesday evening and ordered him jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility with bail set at $75,000.

A preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 30.

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