SAN BERNARDINO – A 53-year-old San Bernardino man will be spending the rest of his life in jail as a result of the sexual assault of 13-year-old girl officials said.
Stanley Williams was found guilty of four counts of Lewd Acts Upon a Child and one Count of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse on February 26, 2018. On Friday, April 20, 2017, the judge at the San Bernardino Superior Court sentenced Williams to 110 years in state prison. The conviction came around 6 years following the sexual grooming, which led to an illegal sexual relationship between the middle-aged Williams and the young teen. The relationship began with what seemed like an innocent job for the teen in 2012. The girl was living with her family in a San Bernardino apartment complex when Williams moved in. Little did the parents know that William was already a convicted sex offender so when he asked the victim’s parents if she could come clean his house in order to make a few dollars, the family did not see a problem with it,
Everything started off normal with the teen working on cleaning the home and Williams paying the teen for her work. Eventually, he began grooming the victim. “He started off by holding hands with the victim and telling her that he loved her,” said Deputy District Attorney Alicia Long. “His conduct escalated from there. The defendant convinced the victim that they were in a loving relationship and that he was her boyfriend.” The mother of the child found that the child was sharing inappropriate conversations with Williams via Facebook in 2013. When she found out, she confronted Williams and then authorities. Williams was arrested by officers from the San Bernardino Police Department and was later charged.
The arrest did not stop Williams, during the time where the case was pending several letters were sent to the victim and others attempted to dissuade her from testifying. Due to his behavior, Williams went through numerous attorneys. “For the past five years the victim’s family appeared at nearly every court date waiting for justice for their daughter,” said Deputy District Attorney Long. “At trial, the victim showed great strength and courage in her testimony. Thanks to her resilience on the stand, this predator will never be able to hurt another child.”
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