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Citing race, public defender asks to move sex assault trial from northern Minnesota city

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DULUTH - A former Hibbing Community College football player can't get a fair trial in that community because of his race and the perception that he was involved in the demise of the school's football program, his defense lawyer argued Monday in St. Louis County District Court.

Andrew Jonathan Williams, 22, of Milwaukee is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in the October 2006 incident involving an 18-year-old Grand Rapids woman in a college dormitory.

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