A family in Colorado is outraged after two men, who were charged for gang rape of a 13-year-old girl with their brothers, were only sentenced to probation.
Clarence Williams, 19, and Tommy Williams, 20, were each sentenced to a minimum of ten years of sex offender supervised probation, with a maximum of life on probation, FOX News reported.
Two men of six suspects accused of sexually assaulting the young teen in December 2016 inside of the Stonebrook Terrace apartments in Colorado Springs.
The victim’s grandfather was shocked at the sentencing, telling the news media: “There was six of them, and they gang rape my granddaughter.”
The group of suspects, some of whom are reportedly related as brothers and identified as Jacolby Williams, Tyron Williams, James Williams, and a juvenile, in addition to Tommy and Clarence were with the girl on December 19, Colorado Springs newspaper the Gazette reported.
The victim told detectives she knew one of the suspect, and he invited her into the apartment to play video games. The 13-year-old girl said she went to the home with some female friends, but they left when she went to the restroom.
Arrest records state that two of the men then pulled the teen girl from the restroom and forced her into a bedroom where the other four men were waiting. KKTV reported.
The victim’s grandmother said at the sentencing that her granddaughter was passed around the group of men “like a hand on a clock” during the violent attack. She added in the court that the 13-year-old might never be able to have children after that violent gang rape.
In January 2017, Tyron Williams was also sentenced to ten years to a life of sex offender intense supervised probation. Before his sentencing, Williams apologized to the victim and her family, and reportedly said that “If I knew she was underage, it wouldn’t have happened in the first place.”
James Williams was sentenced in August 2016 to five years of probation, and the unidentified juvenile reportedly has an impending court date. Jacolby Williams’ trial was scheduled for March 5; it’s unclear what transpired.