Ohio deputy sheriff charged with rape, kidnapping of woman
Jul. 20, 2017
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio deputy sheriff has been indicted on rape, kidnapping and sexual battery charges in a sexual assault case.
The prosecutor's office in Summit County has released only a few details about the indictment of 46-year-old Antonio Williamson on Thursday. The prosecutor's office says the assault occurred March 19.
Williamson also faces a gross sexual imposition charge. He turned himself in to authorities Thursday morning and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.
The Summit County sheriff declined to comment.
A prosecutor's spokesman said Williamson was off-duty, had just left a side job and was in uniform and driving a county cruiser the day the 26-year-old woman said she was assaulted. The spokesman, James Pollack, said Williamson didn't know the woman.
It's not clear whether Williamson has an attorney yet.