Jury: York City man sexually assaulted drunken woman

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A registered York City sex offender who followed home a drunken woman and had sex with her has been convicted of sexual assault.

A jury on Thursday, March 15, convicted Albert Williams of the second-degree felony of sexual assault, according to court records. But they acquitted him of rape of an unconscious person.

Jurors deliberated for a little more than 12 hours between Wednesday and Thursday, according to senior deputy prosecutor Teresa Jauregui.

Albert Williams

Williams, 44, of the first block of North East Street, remains in York County Prison on $250,000 bail awaiting sentencing, which has been scheduled for April 27 by presiding Common Pleas Judge Gregory M. Snyder.

Williams is also known as Albert Bowen, according to court records.

York City Police said Williams was at the M&M Bar and Lounge, 530 Maryland Ave., in the early-morning hours of Jan. 28, 2017, when he spotted a woman who appeared too drunk to leave on her own.

Williams went outside and waited for about a half-hour until he saw another bar patron drive her home, police said.

Williams followed them to the 40-year-old drunken woman's home, documents state.

After walking the woman inside her home, he sexually assaulted her, police said.

2nd stranger rape: Jauregui said it's the second time Williams has been convicted of raping a stranger.

Although Williams had been interacting in the M&M with the woman, the two hadn't met before that night, the prosecutor said.

Trial testimony revealed that when the driver who took the woman home asked if it was OK with the drunken woman that Williams go inside with her, she nodded her head, according to Jauregui.

But the driver testified the victim might have misinterpreted the question, and the victim herself testified she thought she was being asked if both Williams and the driver could come in, Jauregui said.

Albert Williams

The victim — who attended the entire trial — testified she blacked out after going home.

She testified she awoke on her couch to Williams having sex with her, at which point she told him no and tried to push him away, according to Jauregui.

'I'm not done': Testimony revealed Williams told her, "I'm not done," and she blacked out again, Jauregui said.

The victim said she briefly woke up again to find Williams standing by her bedroom but said she passed out again and didn't wake up until later in the morning, according to the prosecutor. By that time, Williams was gone.

Police tracked down Williams, who admitted he had sex with the woman and acknowledged she was "real, real drunk," according to court documents.

Williams told investigators that after having sex with her, he had to wake her up to put her clothing back on her, documents state.

At least 5 years: Because he's already a sexual offender under the state's Megan's Law, Williams is looking at a minimum of five years in prison, perhaps more, according to Jauregui.

No matter how much prison time Williams receives, he also will receive a mandatory three years' probation, she said.

Williams was convicted in York County Court in 2001 of sexual assault and burglary for breaking into a house and sexually assaulting the woman inside, according to court records.

He was sentenced to 3½ to seven years in state prison, records state.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.