Sex Abuse Victim Scolds Prosecution During Sentencing

A sex abuse defendant pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual assault in March. He was sentenced on June 7.

On Oct. 4, 2021, around 5:40 p.m., Omar Williams approached the victim in a parking garage while she was walking to her car and physically assaulted her, according to court documents. During the assault the victim was knocked out. A medical examiner reported the victim sustained fractures to her jaw, broken teeth and lacerations to her head. 

During the assault, Williams also repeatedly threatened the victim and told her to “get on her knees and give him head,” according to the prosecutor. He then stole her wallet and used her credit card.

On March 14, Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual assault with a sentence of 6.5 years in prison. Williams took an Alfred plea, meaning that even though he pleaded guilty because prosecution has enough evidence to reach a guilty verdict, he is still maintaining his innocence.

During her impact statement, the victim said she was unhappy with the terms of the plea.

“He should be locked up for thirty years,” she said, calling the defendant a “monster” repeatedly, stating it was the prosecuting attorneys’ responsibility to protect the community and that they were letting the defendant off with the plea deal.

The prosecutor asked for 10 years of supervised release while the defense asked for a shorter period due to several factors. Defense lawyer Stephen Logerfo noted Williams’ had a difficult childhood and suffered from habitual drug use, specifically MDMA. Logerfo also stated Williams does not have an extensive criminal record.

Williams did not speak during his sentencing.

DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan sentenced Williams to three years in prison for assault with intent to commit first degree sexual abuse with 10 years of supervised probation. Additionally, Williams is required to serve an additional 3.5 years and three years on supervised release for aggravated assault.

Williams must seek housing assistance, vocational training and an extensive substance abuse monitoring schedule during his supervised release.

When released, Williams must register as a sex offender for life. He is also required to stay away and have no contact with the victim.

Judge Raffinan did not suspend any prison time for Williams.

She mentioned Williams’s prior convictions in her decision, which includes second-degree theft, possession of a prohibited weapon and simple assault. Williams has also had his probation revoked in the past on two separate occasions.