Assistant Chief of Police, Anthony Cuthbert, reported to Historic City News this morning that officers were able to make an arrest yesterday evening in a capital sexual battery case that was first reported to the department on September 20, 2017.
Although this crime occurred ten-days earlier, on September 10th, there was a delay in the reporting because of the pre-teenaged victim and the arrival of Hurricane Irma, according to Chief Cuthbert.
Detectives moved quickly to complete a thorough investigation at which time they walked through the paperwork necessary to obtain an arrest warrant naming 29-year-old Reginald Wayne Williams, who resides at 887 W 3rd Street in St Augustine, as the assailant.
Warrant in hand, on October 5nd at approximately 5:00 p.m., investigators arrived at the residence and placed Williams under arrest for sexual battery of a victim under the age of 12-years-old. If convicted, Williams faces a minimum mandatory sentence of life-in-prison.
At Williams first appearance hearing this morning, bail was established. He remains in custody now in lieu of $500,000 bond.