Who is Augusta Williams? Florida movie theater guard rapes girl, 15, as she waits for mom to pick her up

Who is Augusta Williams? Florida movie theater guard rapes girl, 15, as she waits for mom to pick her up
Augusta Williams accused of raping a 15-year-old in Florida ( Ocala Police Department )

OCALA, FLORIDA: A movie theater security guard has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl who was waiting for her mother to come pick her up, according to police. Local authorities arrested the 31-year-old Augusta Williams and charged him with raping a 15-year-old whom he had offered to help while working security at an Ocala movie theater, Florida. He allegedly targeted her when she was left alone outside the theater on January 14. 

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A news release from the Ocala Police Department (OPD) on January 18 states, "The victim said she went to the theater with her friends to watch a movie and that she was dropped off by her mother. After the movie, her friend's grandfather arrived to pick up her friends, however, refused to offer the victim a ride home," The victim attempted to call her mother "several times but could not get a hold of her," at which point Williams, "security guard for the theater informed the grandfather that he would watch over the victim until she could get a ride home," OPD said.

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The victim told police she assumed Williams was leading her toward an exit at the time. Video footage apparently shows Williams and the victim walking through the movie theater hallways together. The girl says Williams, who was armed, led her into an empty movie theater and raped her behind the curtain. According to the arrest affidavit the girl stated "she did not want to have sex with Williams, however, she was fearful that he would hurt her.” The affidavit also says “Williams told her that if she said anything, he would punch her in the face and tapped on his gun as he told her again not to say anything." The girl told her mother the next day what had happened.

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OPD Evidence Officer Patterson used UV lighting behind the movie theater curtain where the alleged crime occurred "and located areas that exhibited a glow, indicating a possible positive response for evidence," the press release states.

According to the arrest affidavit, “When a detective asked Williams what happened, Williams first claimed he did not have sex with the girl and later used an expletive to say he messed up and did not want to go to jail."

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Williams worked as a security guard Knights Security of Gainesville Public Safety and is currently being held in the Marion County Jail.

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