Men sentenced to probation for gang-rape of 13-year-old
There will be no jail time for two men involved in the brutal gang-rape of a 13-year-old girl.
Tommy Williams, 20, and Clarence Williams, 19, each received a minimum of 10 years of sex offender intensive supervised probation, with a maximum of life on probation.
The family of the young victim was outraged after learning the sentence Tuesday.
"There was six of them and they gang-raped my granddaughter," said the girl's grandfather, who got in a shouting match with the Williams' family members and was forced to leave. He protested the plea bargain, angrily stating the men should do time.
The crime happened in late 2016 at the Stonebrook Terrance Apartments on the 4000 block of Tappan Drive. The child reported the crime to police six days before Christmas that year. She told investigators she knew one of the suspects, who invited her to the apartment to play video games.
She told investigators while at the apartment with a couple other female friends, she went to the bathroom and her friends left. At that time, arrest papers say two men pulled her out of the bathroom and reportedly forced her into the bedroom where the other suspects were waiting before the reported gang rape happened.
At a previous sentencing in February, the girl's grandmother detailed the horrifying crime, telling the courtroom the child was rotated around the bed "like a hand on a clock" during the rape.
Her grandmother told the courtroom Tuesday that after what happened, her granddaughter might never be able to have children.
Two more defendants are still set to be sentenced. One of the two is a minor.
According to the arrest papers, of the six arrested in the gang-rape, some are cousins and some are brothers.