Man Accused of Raping Hartford Woman in Front of Her Grandchild: Report

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    Hartford Police Department
    Charles Williams, 41, is accused of raping a woman in front of her 1-year-old grandchild.

    A 41-year-old man who court records show has had numerous run-ins with the law is facing charges after allegedly raping a woman in front of her 1-year-old grandchild in Hartford, according to police and The Hartford Courant.

    Charles Williams was arrested July 29 and charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault and risk of injury to a child. Court records show the incident happened Feb. 14.

    “Mr. Williams is well known to our Domestic Violence Unit,” said Hartford police spokesman Deputy Chief Brian Foley. “This is an important arrest.”

    The Courant reports that Williams showed up at the victim’s house while she was babysitting. The victim allegedly told police she knew Williams and let him in because she was afraid.

    According to The Courant, William threatened the victim and her family, then raped her when she refused to have sex with him. The victim’s grandchild was in the room at the time, The Courant reports.

    He was held on $300,000 bond and is due back in court Aug. 12.

    Court records show Williams has an extensive criminal record, including prior convictions in Hartford for third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, interfering with an officer, violation of probation and failure to appear.

    Information on an attorney for Williams was not immediately available.