Ear Hustle

Chicago Man Held Woman Capture For Over 12 Hours And Sexually Assaulted Her

Darrick Williams

A West Pullman man who prosecutors say sexually assaulted a woman and held her against her will for more than 12 hours beginning Tuesday night was ordered held on $300,000 bail Sunday.

Darrick Williams, 53, of the 12800 block of South Peoria Street, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping in the incident, which began about 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Gamboney and Cook County court records.

The woman had stopped at Williams’ business in the 12500 block of South Ashland Avenue in Calumet Park and had a cigarette, Gamboney said.

She tried to leave after about 15 minutes but Williams refused to let her go, Gamboney said. He then took the woman’s purse and struck her in the face repeatedly, according to Gamboney.

The woman had a knife but Williams took it from her and sliced her thumb, Gamboney said. Williams then ordered the woman to remove her clothing and clean herself, Gamboney said, then Williams sexually assaulted her.

The woman tried to leave the storefront several times but Williams would not allow her to go, Gamboney said, as he had locked the door and had the key in his pocket. Three other females showed up at one point and smoked crack cocaine with Williams, Gamboney said.

Two left but one remained and had sex with Williams, Gamboney said.

Williams at one point pulled off the victim’s shorts and attempted to have sex with her as well, he said. When the woman fought Williams off, he slapped her and forced her to perform oral sex on him, according to Gamboney.

Williams told the woman throughout the incident that he was going to kill her, Gamboney said. Early Wednesday, the victim was able to persuade Williams to give her phone back to her, Gamboney said, and she texted a friend and told her she had been kidnapped.

Police arrived and took Williams into custody, Gamboney said. The entire ordeal lasted just less than 13 hours.

Source: Chicago Tribune


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