u.s. airman charged with traveling across state lines and raping 11-year-old girl after meeting on dating app

U.S. Airman Charged With Traveling Across State Lines and Raping 11-Year-Old Girl After Meeting On Dating App

U.S. Airman, Keith Williams, who was stationed at Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida, was charged with traveling across state lines and raping an 11-year-old child.

Airman First Class Williams, 25, was charged with first-degree rape, traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act and electronic solicitation of a child, according to the Decatur Police Department.

u.s. airman charged with traveling across state lines and raping 11-year-old girl after meeting on dating app
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Detectives found that Williams was communicating online with a child in Decatur, Alabama, during the month of October of last year, according to authorities.

On Feb. 12, investigators received a report about the incident and discovered Williams made arrangements to meet the child in person.

The father of the victim intercepted a friend request from Williams according to a filed affidavit obtained by the Northwest Florida Daily. He then posed as the 11-year-old girl asking: “Do I know you?”

u.s. airman charged with traveling across state lines and raping 11-year-old girl after meeting on dating app
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Williams allegedly referenced the online dating app Badoo and then detailed what the victim was wearing when they allegedly met at the girl’s backyard.

“From there, Williams made some salacious remarks about the victim referencing the rape, and wrote, “Ima (I’m going to) definitely marry you in the future lol (laughing out loud),'” according to the affidavit.

Allegedly, the girl informed detectives from the Decatur Police Department she met Williams online and had sexual intercourse with him in the backyard of her family’s home, which immediately prompted an investigation.

u.s. airman charged with traveling across state lines and raping 11-year-old girl after meeting on dating app
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Authorities believe Williams “traveled to Decatur and engaged in an unlawful sex act with the child.”

According to police, Williams was arrested in Florida and extradited back to Decatur two weeks later on April 30. He was released on a $60,000 bond on May 16.

Williams was placed under the control of the Air Force and is prohibited from leaving Alabama.

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