(NewsReady.com) – In April, North Carolina police arrested businessman Sean Williams. The 51-year-old was captured after evading law enforcement for more than a year on federal charges of being a felon in possession of ammunition. After his arrest, a search warrant uncovered shocking evidence allegedly linking him to the rapes of more than 50 women.
Williams was arrested for drug charges on April 29 after Western Carolina University police in Jackson County found him in a vehicle with 411 grams of methamphetamine and 354 grams of powder cocaine. While he was in jail, officers discovered US Marshals had been searching for him on the ammunition charge.
After the drug arrest, law enforcement in North Carolina carried out search warrants and allegedly found hard drives containing videos and images showing Williams sexually assaulting 52 women. Police said the drives also included thousands of images of child pornography. Two sets of images reportedly showed Williams assaulting several children as young as one year old. The crimes appear to have taken place in Tennessee.
According to WJHL 11, affidavits from the police department show Williams was facing potential charges of aggravated rape of a child, aggravated rape, sexual exploitation of a minor, and unlawful photography in violation of privacy. Ten women are now suing the Johnson City Police Department (JCPD), claiming officers ignored allegations that Williams, a once-prominent local businessman, had drugged and raped them at his apartment. Former US Attorney Kateri Dahl claims Johnson City officials fired her after she expressed concerns about the business owner.
Williams released a statement to Fox News Digital, declaring his innocence. He laughed at the rape allegations, telling the reporter he was “popular” because of his “luxury place and willingness to spend money on others.” He went on to say that anyone who visited downtown Johnson City, Tennessee, knew about the notorious parties he threw.
The suspect alleges police stole his money and planted drugs on him.
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