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Teen who admitted raping 12-year-old gets probation, Facebook ban

Steven Pierre Williams / Ramsey County Sheriff's Office

A 19-year-old was placed on 15 years of probation and told to stay away from Facebook and underage girls after raping a 12-year-old at a friend’s house last year in St. Paul.

Ramsey County District Judge Gary Bastian also sentenced Steven Pierre Williams to 354 days in jail but gave him credit for the 354 days he served in the case following his arrest, according to court records.

Williams’ probation comes with a long list of conditions, including registering as a sex offender, undergoing counseling or treatment services recommended by probation, and avoiding contact with minor girls unless supervised or approved by the court.

He also is banned from visiting pornographic websites and from using online dating services or social media unless he obtains written approval from his probation officer.

Williams pleaded guilty in July to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after DNA evidence connected him to the rape of a 12-year-old girl at a St. Paul home in April 2016. 

A 17-year-old also was charged in the case and later convicted and sentenced.

The girl, now 14, was sexually assaulted after she was driven to a house on Albemarle Street in St. Paul and taken to the basement, described as “messy” and strewn with beer cans and cigar wrappers, according to the criminal complaint.

Once there, the girl told police that the 17-year-old’s friends pulled her pants down and he raped her.

Williams, whose DNA profile matched that of a sample collected during the victim’s sexual assault examination, told police he was at the house for a “get-together” that evening and asked the girl for oral sex but she refused, the complaint said.

He initially claimed he didn’t touch the girl but later said he “had sex with her for eight seconds … and went back upstairs where he shot dice,” but that she “was OK” with it, charges said.

The victim said the assault continued until a woman came downstairs, began yelling at the males and walked her out of the home before instructing her to call the police.

The other teen was sentenced to 12 to 18 months at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing for male juveniles.