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One day out of jail, sex offender accused of rape

Posted March 6, 2012

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— A convicted sex offender is accused of raping a Goldsboro woman one day after he was released from prison.

A 21-year-old woman reported that Stephen Leon Williams, 30, sexually assaulted her while she was sleeping at a home in the 1100 block of North Center Street, police investigators said. Williams, of 1227 N. John St., was charged Tuesday with second-degree rape.

The woman reported the alleged assault to police on Feb. 11. A day earlier, Williams had been released from prison, according to state Department of Correction records.

He had served six months after his parole was revoked for a larceny conviction. He had been on parole after finishing a seven-year sentence for a habitual-felon and vehicle break-in convictions.

Williams was convicted of attempted abduction of a child in Wayne County in 2002, records show. He served 10½ months in jail and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Altogether, Williams has spent more than 10 of the past 14 years behind bars. He has 15 convictions, including many for break-ins and theft-related charges.

He is currently being held in the Wayne County jail under a $200,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Tuesday afternoon.

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  • OneLove Mar 6, 2012

    Chairman of the Bored - I 'think' I do. They get the money back if they show up to court. If they don't....the court keeps it.....right??

  • turbo08 Mar 6, 2012

    "What I do not understand is how a sex offender can not go within 1000 ft from a school, but they can live right where a school bus stop is. Makes no sense!!"

    What makes no sense is that we would release someone into society who requires such a restriction. These requirements are inhumane and unconstitutional.
    TheBullCity
    March 6, 2012 3:32 p.m

    Yea because after all prison is theraputic and criminals come out of prison a changed person. haha

  • mj1angier Mar 6, 2012

    This one needs to be place 6 ft under.

  • Chairman of the Bored Mar 6, 2012

    WELL, come on! Yall don't expect the county to give up on all that BOND MONEY, do you?! As long as there are criminals free, committing crime, they can set bond = $$$$$$$$$$$$ -OneLove

    You do realize how the bond process works don't you? Counties are not the ones getting rich off the bond process.

  • joeydirtwood Mar 6, 2012

    I guess they are waiting till he does something "really bad " !The poor kid is being held down by the man.You don't know the struggle .

  • rgbreed Mar 6, 2012

    ForThePaws, he was accused of raping an adult woman so your point is moot.

  • TheBullCity Mar 6, 2012

    "What I do not understand is how a sex offender can not go within 1000 ft from a school, but they can live right where a school bus stop is. Makes no sense!!"

    What makes no sense is that we would release someone into society who requires such a restriction. These requirements are inhumane and unconstitutional.

  • rk1115 Mar 6, 2012

    hey he was accused, doesn't mean he's guilty.

  • MyOwnTwoCents Mar 6, 2012

    What I do not understand is how a sex offender can not go within 1000 ft from a school, but they can live right where a school bus stop is. Makes no sense!!

  • OneLove Mar 6, 2012

    WELL, come on! Yall don't expect the county to give up on all that BOND MONEY, do you?! As long as there are criminals free, committing crime, they can set bond = $$$$$$$$$$$$

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