Oklahoma State Basketball Player Darrell Williams Found Guilty of Rape by Instrumentation
Someone is telling the truth and someone is lying.
This is what it comes down to when you have no physical evidence beyond the victims testimony. Rape by Instrumentation means being fondled without your permission, so this isn’t a traditional rape case where someone is being accused of forcibly having sex with someone.
Here are the details.
A suspended Oklahoma State basketball player accused of sexually assaulting two women at a house party was convicted Monday night of sexual battery and rape by instrumentation, but jurors acquitted him on two other counts.
Darrell Williams broke down in tears as the verdicts were read, saying “Oh my Jesus God” as he bent over and banged his hands on the defense table. He then turned to the jury and yelled, “I didn’t do it.”
Payne County prosecutors accused Williams of groping the two women and reaching inside their pants without their consent during a party in December 2010. With little physical evidence to bolster their case, Assistant District Attorney Jill Tontz had to rely on testimony from the two women.
Defense attorneys had tried to cast doubt that Williams was the perpetrator. Witnesses testified that several players at the party wore similar Oklahoma State warm-up suits, and his attorneys claimed that could have led to a misidentification.
Defense attorney Cheryl Ramsey referred to the case as a “he said, she said situation” during her closing argument. She noted that no one heard anyone scream at the party, saw any struggles or reported anything inappropriate. Neither of the women suffered any cuts or scratches, and no clothing was torn after the alleged incident.
Williams can received up to two years in jail. Only Williams knows 100% if he did what he is being accused of and it would be a tragedy if this was a case of mistaken identity. As we found out from the Brian Banks story women will lie and prosecutors will go after innocent men with little to no evidence.
If he did what he is accused of, he has to man up and accept the punishment, but it sure seemed like there was reasonable doubt, his lawyers plan to appeal the case.