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Trucker sentenced to 106 years for charges involving 12-year-old girl


A truck driver has been sentenced to 106 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault charges involving a 12-year-old girl. 

31-year-old Devin Lars Williams was sentenced in Searcy County, Arkansas last week after pleading guilty on February 16th to three counts of rape of a minor under the age of 14 and one count of sexual assault on a minor under the age of 14. Searcy County Circuit Court Judge H.G. Foster assigned 30 years in prison on each count of rape and 16 years on the sexual assault charge. 

According to KTLO, Williams was arrested in June of 2021 after a joint investigation by the Marshall Police Department and the Searcy County Sheriff’s Office following a report of sexual assault by the 12-year-old victim. The victim alleged that the most recent assault had occurred on May 29th, 2021 in the sleeper berth of Williams’ semi truck, and reported that other assaults had taken place in Oxley, Marshall, and Timbo over the previous two years. 

Williams was found in his semi truck on June 4th, 2021 by Marshall Police Chief Kevin Ward just as he was about to head out of state. He was taken into custody and his truck was seized. Three days later, during an interview with law enforcement, Williams provided the information that was used to secure his arrest. 

Williams will serve 106 years in prison.


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