A Kent man has been indicted on charges he broke into a residence and sexually assaulted a 9-year-old boy at least three times between September 2009 and February 2010.
Tyler Williams, 21, of 994 S. Lincoln St., was indicted by a Portage County grand jury recently on three counts each of rape and aggravated burglary, all first-degree felonies, and three counts of gross sexual imposition, all third-degree felonies.
Arraigned this week in Portage County Common Pleas Judge John Enlow's courtroom, Williams pleaded not guilty to all the charges through his attorney, Carolyn Mulligan of the Portage County Public Defender's Office.
Williams remains in the Portage County jail after Enlow set bond at $500,000 cash.
The Portage County Prosecutor's Office had requested $1 million cash bond, with Assistant Prosecutor Eric Finnegan noting that the rape charges carry a potential life sentence for Williams because of the age of the alleged victim.
The nine-count indictment alleges that Williams broke into the alleged victim's home three times between Sept. 23, 2009, and Feb. 24, 2010, when the victim was 9, and sexually assaulted him.
Enlow set a trial date in August.
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