Kent man accused of raping boy, 9

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

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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  •  -How come you already decided he is the rapist, who made you the judge here

    @ MikeSt -The case has still not progressed, the Kent man that is accused was under age himself dirung the time, the justice system is apprently sleeping still, snore Zzzzz

     

  • *** anything happening with this case?   The occurance happened in late 2009 to 2004....He has been in jail since June 2013...the judge said he was setting a trial date for August, but it is nearly the end of September and there is no news on this....

  • Were where the parents/adults/guardians?  Who leaves a 9 year old home alone?..There has to be more to the story...If this guy is proven guilty, lets use the flagpole in front of the courthouse for some old fashioned justice...

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    The rapist doesnt want me on the jury.  Is he mentally ill or otherwise challenged?

    I hope the boy is recovering and in therapy.