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Former Police Officer Found Guilty

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It's guilty on all counts in the case of a former Ravenna Police Officer.

The jury began their deliberations shortly after Noon today in the case of Larry Williams.

He faced five charges of First Degree Sexual Assault and having sex with a minor.

After just over five hours of debate, the jury returned with a verdict of guilty on all counts.

Williams was visibly distraught when the verdict was read, even crying.

His bond was revoked, and he was taken to the Buffalo County Jail.

Much of the trial focused on a planner the victim kept, alleging 68 different encounters with Williams. Five of those encounters were sexual in nature.

The defense brought in a forensic examiner who said that the entries weren't all made at the same time.

The prosecution based their case on what they said started as a somewhat professional
relationship, but turned into a man of power taking advantage of a vulnerable girl.

They also said he told the girl when she was 17 that he wanted to end their relationship, because he was looking to get back with his first wife.

The defense said Williams was only trying to help the girl with her struggles in life.

Sentencing is set for September 3rd at 10:30 AM.


 

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