Apr. 15—WILKES-BARRE — A Pittston Township man charged with sexually assaulting a quantity of women collectively with As quickly as they have been youngsters many years in the past pled responsible in Luzerne County Courtroom on Thursday.
David John Williams, 59, of Boston Road, was arrested a quantity of occasions by relyy detectives and Pittston police starting in February 2021.
Courtroom data say Williams was a househprevious good friend to the sufferers.
As Decide Joseph F. Sklarosky reviewed the plea settlements on 5 separate circumstances, Assistant District Lawyer Shana Messinger briefly described the offenses in the direction of The women who have been youngsters As quickly as they have been assaulted:
The youngest sufferer was 4-years-previous when Williams first assaulted her in 2007 and continued to 2008. The earliest sufferer was 13-years-previous when she started to be assaulted by Williams in 1995, Based mostly on Messinger.
All by way of Messinger’s presentation of the offenses, Williams blurted out, “I Sort of had no selection,” which prompted Sklarosky to pause and ask Messinger and Williams’ attorney, Benjamin Stanton, if Williams beneathstood the plea settlement.
Stanton conversed with Williams Ensuing in Sklarosky accepting the plea settlements That options Williams to spend 25 to 50 years in state jail.
Williams pled responsible To three complete relys of involuntary deby way ofte Sexual activity and one rely every of endangering the welfare Of youngsters and aggravated indecent assault.
Williams is topic to lifetime registration of his tackle beneath the state’s Intercourse Offender and Registration Notification Act. He Shall be evaluated by the state’s Intercourse Offender Evaluation Board if he meets The requirements of a violent sexual predator.
Sklarosky said He’ll sentence Williams on Aug. 11.
Williams was a martial arts teacher Inside the Pittston space and was a drummer in a quantity of rock bands Inside the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties.