Who is Joslia Williams? Chicago teen posted videos of man raping friend, 15, who died later

Joslia Williams and Sergio Hernandez are charged with child pornography and concealment of death after they dumped her lifeless body on the road


                            Who is Joslia Williams? Chicago teen posted videos of man raping friend, 15, who died later
Joslia Williams and Sergio Hernandez are charged with with child pornography and concealment of death of Chicago teen Melissa Rendon (Cook County Jail)

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: A 15-year-old girl with intellectual disabilities was raped while she was drugged and unconscious by a 40-year-old man. An accomplice in this horrific crime was the girl's 18-year-old female acquaintance Joslia Williams who took videos of the unconscious teen allegedly being raped by the man identified as Sergio Hernandez and posted them to Snapchat. Both Williams and Hernandez face child pornography and concealment of death charges. 

Of crimes coming to light on social media platforms, two police officers James Delinicolis and Angelo Dellosa from New South Wales were accused of trying to rape a 17-year-old and filming themselves sexually assaulting her. In August 2020, a 16-year-old girl was gang-raped by a group of 30 men in a resort in Israel while she was inebriated in her room. The ordeal was filmed by the attackers and the crime came to light after authorities received messages there was video evidence. In 2018, Omieke Glenn from London grabbed a 13-year-old schoolgirl off the streets and filmed himself raping her. 

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Melissa Rendon with her father Jeffrey Carillo(Facebook)

 

Who is Joslia Williams?

Hours before Rendon's body was discovered, her friend Joslia Williams had shared videos of Hernandez raping the unconscious teenager in the driver's seat of the car. Prosecutors said Rendon was "slumped over on the steering wheel facing [Hernandez] as [her] legs were straddled across [him]" while he had sex with her. According to court documents, Williams and Rendon were smoking marijuana and drinking with Hernandez in his car. The teenage girls also took pills which is believed to be Xanax. 

Williams' Facebook and Instagram profiles don't give out much about her as they've not been updated since 2018 but the last post she made on the latter, its a photo of her smoking what appears to be a blunt. According to court documents, Hernandez and Williams pulled Rendon to the backseat after the former was done raping the teen and the duo then fell asleep for several hours, videos for the same were sent to the victim's mother. When they woke up the next morning, Rendon was no longer breathing. After all attempts of resuscitating her failed, Hernandez dragged Rendon out of his car and dumped her body on the ground in an alley in the 200 block of North Taylor Avenue in Oak Park, and bolted immediately. 

Rendon's body was found by a neighbor at around 8:30 am who then called 911. The accused were booked in Cook County Jail and were held for $500,000 bond each. Rendon's father wants the charges against the suspects to be upgraded to murder. He vowed to advocate stricter bond restrictions for child rapists to ensue they cannot return to the streets while awaiting trial. "I want to talk to congressmen and have a law made that someone who rapes a child should not be allowed to get a bond because if he raises the money, he’ll be able to go home. My daughter can’t come home," Rendon's father Jeffrey Carrillo said.

"There’s an emergency room 100, maybe 200 feet away and this is where you put her? It’s the hardest part of the situation. He drugged her, he raped her and he dropped her dead body right here, 200 feet from the emergency room," he added. Hernandez has additionally been charged with criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse. These maybe upgraded upon further investigation, Oak Park Police Commander Paul Kane said. 

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