OSU’s Darrell Williams to Face Extra Rape Count

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:19 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Apr 4, 2011 12:59 PM CDT

Layna Dewell
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

STILLWATER, Okla.—Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams will face an additional charge of rape by instrumentation at his trial set for May 13.

The junior from Chicago now faces four counts of rape by instrumentation, and one count of sexual battery.

Payne County District Judge Michael Stano added the extra charge Monday after Williams’ preliminary hearing from last Thursday was extended.

Monday, Judge Stano declined a motion to add a count of sexual battery or kidnapping against Williams who will be in court again May 13 at 1:30 p.m. before District Judge Phillip Corley. Williams remains free on bond.

Williams was originally charged February 7 with three felony counts of rape by instrumentation and one felony count of sexual battery in connection with an incident that occurred at a house party near the Stillwater campus in the late hours of December 12 in which two females claimed they were sexually assaulted by Williams.

After charges were filed, Williams pled not guilty and was released on bond.

Williams was suspended from the OSU basketball team after charges were filed and did not play or travel with the team for the remainder of the season.

The 6-foot-eight-inch forward started 12 games for OSU last season and averaged 7.1 points 7.3 rebounds.

To view the original article following the charges against Williams in February, click here.
You can view the District Attorney's original news release including charges here.