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Akron Man Sentenced For Raping Disabled Women

AKRON (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – An Akron man was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday after he was found guilty for raping a developmentally disabled woman.

Jesse Williams of Akron was found guilty of rape, burglary, tampering with evidence and attempted burglary after forcing his way into the home of the 62-year-old victim in December.

“I am so proud of the survivor. She showed tremendous strength and courage in standing up to the defendant and telling the judge how this assault has impacted her,” said Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh. “People who prey on the disabled need to be held accountable for their actions. My office works hard to do just that.”

On December 3, 2018, Williams forced his way into the home of the 62-year-old victim and demanded money. When the victim, who is developmentally disabled, refused to give Williams any money, he dragged her into a bedroom where he raped her. Following the assault, Williams then attempted to clean up any evidence of the crime. After Williams left, the victim went to a neighbor, who called police.

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