On Thursday, Sept. 25, Charles M. Williams, 20, of Waukegan, Ill., was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail for rape armed with a deadly weapon.
Williams’s charges stem from an incident that occurred in the Wyndham Gardens parking lot in Kosciusko County on Aug. 10, 2014.
According to a probable cause affidavit from the Kosciusko County Prosecutor, on the night of the incident, the victim was in the Warsaw area to attend a rap concert at a local nightclub. After the concert, she went to her car in the hotel’s parking lot and noticed several items had been stolen. She was in the backseat of her vehicle when three males approached and surrounded the vehicle.
The males forced themselves on the victim, sexually assaulting and choking her, for approximately 30 minutes.
A witness and relative of the victim, reported that she came out of the hotel and observed four black males around the victim’s vehicle and a crowd of people, further from the vehicle, laughing and observing the incident. She could hear the victim in the car screaming and telling her assailants “no.”
The witness stated she attempted to help, but another male placed a gun to her ribs and told her to “shut up an watch”. After the assault, the three assailants got into a bluish SUV and left. The witness took a picture of the vehicle’s license plate.
The victim was taken to Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Center. Bruising around the victim’s neck, left leg and right arm were uncovered during the investigation.
An officer with the Warsaw Police Department determined the SUV was registered to Denise Gordon of Chicago, Ill. The vehicle was reported stolen to the Chicago Police Department on Aug. 17, 2014.
After obtaining photographs from the concert and the hotel, officers were able to determine the identity of two of the assailants: Oscar McDowell, also known as Sinna Sin, and Williams, also known as B.C.
Williams was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on a $25,000 surety bond.