Man allegedly raped 12-year-old runaway

A Pott­stown man is fa­cing child rape charges after he al­legedly picked up a 12-year-old run­away in Frank­ford, took her to a North­east motel and forced her to have sex with him. Po­lice ar­res­ted George Wil­li­ams, 40, at his home on Aug. 28. Ac­cord­ing to court re­cords, he is charged with rape, un­law­ful con­tact with a minor, stat­utory sexu­al as­sault, sexu­al as­sault, cor­rup­tion of a minor, in­de­cent as­sault with a per­son young­er than 13 and in­de­cent ex­pos­ure.

The Phil­adelphia Daily News re­por­ted that the vic­tim was a 12-year-old run­away from At­lantic City who took pub­lic trans­it to the Frank­ford Trans­port­a­tion Cen­ter on Ju­ly 31, when Wil­li­ams ap­proached her, iden­ti­fied him­self as “Miami” and paid her $50 to get in­to his car. The news art­icle cited an af­fi­davit of prob­able cause pre­pared by in­vest­ig­at­ors. That day, Wil­li­ams al­legedly per­suaded the girl to help him burg­lar­ize a home in East Ger­man­town. On Aug. 8, Wil­li­ams al­legedly met up with the girl and took her to the Roosevelt Inn at 7600 Roosevelt Blvd., where he ren­ted a room and asked her to shower with him. She re­fused, then fell asleep in the room, only to wake up with Wil­li­ams na­ked, on top of her and hav­ing sex with her, the Daily News re­por­ted.

The girl threatened to call po­lice and fell asleep. When she woke up on Aug. 9, Wil­li­ams al­legedly had fled, leav­ing be­hind a room key and $20. Po­lice ar­res­ted the girl at a re­l­at­ive’s home in Ger­man­town later that day. Upon Wil­li­ams’ ar­rest, au­thor­it­ies brought him to Phil­adelphia to face charges. He pos­ted $100,000 bail on Aug. 30 and was re­leased. He is sched­uled for a pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing on Sept. 17. ••

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