Alleged rapist Frederick Jason Williams behind bars after judge rules him ‘high-risk’ and revokes bail
A 35-year-old man who allegedly raped a 57-year-old woman and told her “you’re my mummy now” in southwest Sydney was deemed a high-risk to society and had his bail revoked.
Frederick Jason Williams faces a number of charges including sexual assault without consent in aggravating circumstances due to the reckless inflicting of actual bodily harm, and sexual touching without consent.
He was arrested on November 21 following the alleged sexual assault in Revesby about 12.15am that morning, and secured bail the following day from Bankstown Local Court.
But the Crown made an urgent detention application order given his alleged victim lived within 500m of where Williams was released to live, and due to their “extremely strong case” that Justice Julia Lonergan accepted.
Justice Lonergan told the NSW Supreme Court on Friday that the alleged offending involved serious sexual violence towards a “vulnerable intoxicated elderly female,” who was said to be “just 157cm tall”.
She said there was a “disturbing nature” to a comment allegedly said to the woman during the offending: “You’re my mummy now”.
“That indicated there was a sexual attraction and a concern (that) Mr Williams enjoyed overpowering mature women and sexually engaging with them without their consent,” Justice Lonergan said.
Two witnesses provided statements of seeing the pair sitting together and were immediately concerned “things did not look right”.
Williams had his pants down, while the woman was not moving and had her underwear hitched on one leg, and was complaining “she had been raped,” the court was told.
They then removed Williams after observing the “complainant was unconscious or unable to speak properly”.
Others observed the woman’s head in the gutter while lying half in the ditch and on the grass, and appeared “unconscious”.
She first told police “don’t tell my husband,” and was later taken to hospital where Williams’ semen was detected following a vaginal swab.
Hospital staff noted the woman was slurring her words, unsteady on her feet, and complained of a sore head that she hit after being pushed.
Williams stated at the time that he had “fingered her”.
His defence submitted that the alleged victim’s account did not include the words “stop” and there was no indication she had tried to fight him off.
But Justice Lonergan said the woman’s account to police did include her trying to remove his hands from her genitals.
Following news articles about the case, another “brave” alleged victim came forward to police and recounted an interaction she had with the accused while alone after attending the same club as the complainant.
Williams’ father promised $50,000 in security to the court while a new residence with family was offered more than 100km away from his alleged victim.
Given the backlog of court cases due to COVID-19 he may await his trial for up to two years.
But Justice Lonergan said despite this lengthy time on remand and no criminal record, he posed too high a risk and granted the detention application.
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