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Fayetteville man accused of holding teen girls against their will

Posted January 9, 2013

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— Police on Wednesday charged a Fayetteville man with dozens of sex crimes involving a teen girl and said more charges could be filed.

Christopher Jason Williams, 33, of Windy Hill Circle, was charged with 53 counts each of statutory rape, statutory sex offense and indecent liberties with a child. He was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $1.325 million bond.

A 14-year-old girl and her guardian told police last weekend that a man held her against her will for several weeks at a Fayetteville home and had sex with her. Police said they went to the home to talk to the man, and during a search, found a 15-year-old girl hiding inside.

Police said they determined that the older girl had been staying with the man since May 2012 and had repeatedly had sex with him.

There was no word on how either girl met the man, but police said the 15-year-old is a runaway.

The charges against Williams are in connection with the allegations involving the 15-year-old, and police said they continue to investigate the allegations involving the 14-year-old.

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Police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said investigators are also looking into the possibility that there are more victims.

Williams' neighbor Austin Hunsinger said crime is common in the Summerhill Townhouses community.

"I got my car window broken out a few months ago," he said. "I've seen police here, time and time again. I've seen (overdoses), drugs everywhere."

Still, he said, the allegations against Williams are unbelievable.

"I know I have a daughter, and that makes me fearful for when she gets older and the kind of people I'm going to have my daughter look out for."

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  • Terkel Jan 10, 12:52 p.m.

    "runaways can be pretty "invisible" when they don't want to be found." PracticalMagick

    And there's that noble "snitches get stitches" culture we keep paying to propagate.

  • Momma2three Jan 10, 9:05 a.m.

    Just plain common sense- I am not sure what your comment about President Obama/ VP Bden has to do with this story. Do you not have confidence in our PRESIDENT to care wnough about humanity, that if there WAS something they could do to prevent things like this from happening, they would. Do you have a solution to PREVENT crimes?

  • PracticalMagick Jan 10, 8:53 a.m.

    Not sure what to think about the 14 y/o, but if the 15 y/o is a runaway, her parents or guardians probably did call the authorities, but runaways can be pretty "invisible" when they don't want to be found.

  • Lamborghini Mercy Jan 10, 8:48 a.m.

    robbyh - Something tells me they were not held against their will, these young girls won't to act like adults until the law gets involved. Still he should have known better.

    They sound like potential runaways that got caught up in sex trade prostitution. These young women often live in bad living environments and end up putting their trust in the wrong people. It's not necessarily kids wanting to be grown, but having nowhere to turn to and unable to find stability in their lives.

  • robbyh Jan 10, 8:28 a.m.

    Something tells me they were not held against their will, these young girls won't to act like adults until the law gets involved. Still he should have known better.

  • ICTrue Jan 10, 8:21 a.m.

    It doesn't sound like either of the girls were there "against their will". At 14 and 15, they obviously made a conscious decision that they wanted to be there. It's an appartment, not a dungeun and the guy obviously had to sleep sometime. That doesn't make it any less illegal for him to take advantage of them but whatever they both ran away from, probably isn't much better.

  • Terkel Jan 9, 7:58 p.m.

    Easy: the guardian was getting something out of it too.

  • Barfly Jan 9, 7:57 p.m.

    It's sad when a parent(s) cares so little for the children they bring into this world. The cyle continues with every generation becoming more violent and perverted.

  • djofraleigh Jan 9, 7:17 p.m.

    I'd like to know "the rest of the story..." regarding the parents of the girls. Thank goodness for the responsible foster parent taking action which eventually led the LEOs to the 15 yo girl in the house.

  • Just Plain Common Sense Jan 9, 7:10 p.m.

    Where is Obama and Biden? Couldnt this have been their daughter? WHY don't theynlook to solve these types crimes and PREVENT them? WHy? Because they really do not care...sad to say.

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