Rape Conviction

9 years 8 months 2 weeks ago May 03, 2007 May 3, 2007 Thursday, May 03 2007 Thursday, May 03, 2007 3:01:20 PM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man faces sentencing June 21st after being convicted of raping a jogger in Forest Park in 2003. Cormille Williams was found guilty yesterday of two counts of forcible sodomy and one count each of forcible rape and kidnapping. He faces up to life in prison. The victim testified that she was jogging when a man grabbed her around the neck. As she blacked out, the man took her into the woods and raped her. DNA evidence led to charges against Williams long after the attack. Officials took a routine swab of his DNA after he was sentenced to prison for a robbery in August of 2004. Williams' defense attorney said the sex was consensual between two strangers who met that evening.

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