Parish grand jury indicts sex offender on multiple charges

Staff reports

Jerome Williams, 47, of Prairieville, was indicted by an Ascension Parish Grand Jury on the charges of aggravated rape, second-degree kidnapping and second-degree robbery Sept. 29, 23rd Judicial District  Anthony Falterman said in a release.

The indictments stem from an investigation by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office regarding an incident in May when Williams was arrested for allegedly attacking a pizza delivery woman.

After listening to the testimony from the investigating detective and the victim, the grand jury returned a true bill of indictment, Falterman said.

Williams was arrested May 20 and booked. After booking, authorities learned Williams had failed to provide both local and state authorities of appropriate sex offender requirements since Nov. 26, 

2007, Falterman said.

Sex offenders are required to register when they move into a neighborhood and place an advertisement announcing their residency.

Williams is currently being held at the Avoyelles Marksville Detention Center with his bond set at $225,000.

The grand jury proceedings were conducted by Assistant District Attorney Tonya B. Clark and presided by the Judge Ralph Tureau.