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July 16, 2012

Woman tells Payne County jury suspended Oklahoma State athlete Darrell Williams assaulted her while another athlete videotaped the ordeal

STILLWATER, Okla. — An Oklahoma State University student testifying in suspended OSU basketball player Darrell Williams’ felony trial Monday identified Williams as the man who sexually assaulted her at a house party.

The witness told the jury another man she believed to also be a basketball player used his cellphone to video the ordeal.

Williams, 22, is accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party in December 2010. Williams is on trial on four counts of rape by instrumentation and a count of sexual battery.   The woman testified Monday morning during questioning by Assistant District Attorney Jill Tontz that Williams touched her sexually twice despite her telling him to stop and trying to pull his arms away.

The student said Williams, in OSU basketball warm-up clothing, hugged her from behind outside a basement entrance. He touched her breasts and stuck his hands down her pants and touched her groin, the victim testified.

“I told him to stop and go find another girl,” she testified.

The woman said while she was looking for her driver’s license and some cash she thought she lost while Williams was touching her, he came up behind her and touched her breasts and stuck his hands down her pants again. She said this time he inserted his fingers inside her. The victim testified that she told him to stop several times but he did not. She tried to pull his arms away but was not strong enough, the woman said. She testified that another man in basketball warm-up gear was videoing the assault with his phone and was laughing.

The victim testified that while at the police station she picked Williams out of an unlabeled photo of the OSU basketball team.


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