Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Woman walked in on relative sexually abusing her son, records allege
urgent

Woman walked in on relative sexually abusing her son, records allege

From the ICYMI: Here are the most-read stories from the past week series
{{featured_button_text}}
Mark Williams

Mark Williams

CROWN POINT — A Gary mother told police she went to investigate a strange noise coming from her 8-year-old son's bedroom early Aug. 16 and found a 28-year-old relative molesting her child, records state.

Mark E. Williams, of Gary, formally pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of child molesting, records show.

The woman told police she allowed Williams to live with her family and raised him as her own child, Lake Criminal Court records show.

She told police she hit Williams when she walked in on the alleged sexual abuse, but didn't immediately report it because she was conflicted about what might happen to him, documents state.

The woman contacted the Indiana Department of Child Services, and a case manager directed her to call police, according to court records.

Williams agreed to talk to police Sept. 2 and allegedly used the word "rape" while confessing to sexually abusing the boy, records state.

He allegedly admitted to several types of sexual abuse and said he "felt disgusted about what he had done," records state.

Williams was being held on a bond of $40,000 surety or $4,000 cash. His next court hearing was set for Nov. 5.

Gallery: Recent arrests booked into Lake County Jail

0
0
1
2
0

Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News

Crime

Entertainment & Dining

Latest News

Local Sports

NWI Prep Sport News

Weather Alerts