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For Immediate Release

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July 17, 2019

Robert O’Connor, Senior Inspector
Eastern District of Wisconsin (414) 297-1873;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Suspected Serial Rapist

Milwaukee, WI – The U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a fugitive wanted in Nashville, TN on outstanding warrants for aggravated rape, aggravated robbery and attempted aggravated robbery.

Willie A. Williams Jr., 20, was arrested on the morning of July 17, 2019 by U.S. Marshals Task Force personnel at a residence in the 8000 block of West Potomac Ave in Milwaukee. Williams surrendered to law enforcement after a brief standoff.

Williams is believed to have victimized seven women, several of them escorts, in six separate cases. In one of the charged cases from June 16th, Williams is alleged to have contacted a 22-year-old escort through a personals website. She reported that they agreed on a price for sex and that Williams showed up at her motel. After letting him in, the victim said Williams pulled a pistol, demanded her money, then put the gun to her head and demanded she perform oral sex on him (aggravated rape & aggravated robbery warrants issued).

In the other case from June 19th, Williams is alleged to have arranged to meet a 29-year-old woman for a date in the parking lot of an apartment complex. When she arrived, she said Williams sat in the passenger seat of her vehicle armed with a large hunting knife and demanded her belongings. She started screaming for help and Williams fled her car (attempted aggravated robbery warrant issued).

Williams is also suspected of sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman at a motel on February 13th; two women, ages 27 & 34, who were staying at another motel on May 31st; and a 30-year-old woman who was staying at another motel on June 14th. In another case from June 16th, Williams is alleged to have encountered a 21-year-old woman in a business parking lot and asked whether she wanted to buy marijuana. She took down his telephone number and called him later in the evening. When Williams arrived at her motel room, she said he pulled a gun and forced her to perform oral sex on him.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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