Fort Worth Man Accused of Multiple Kidnappings Faces New Charges After DNA Ties Him to 2015 Rape

A Fort Worth man who has been accused in multiple kidnappings is facing two new charges in connection with a 2015 kidnapping and rape, according to documents obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.James Earl Williams, 52, was charged Thursday with aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 and aggravated kidnapping. Tarrant County jail records showed bail had not yet been set for those two charges.Williams was already in jail after being charged in September with failing to meet notification requirements for his status as a sex offender.The additional charges were filed after police matched Williams' DNA to the rape of a 13-year-old girl on Jan. 11, 2015, the Star-Telegram reported.The girl was walking home from a park near the Meadowbrook Golf Course in Fort Worth when a man parked his car behind her, got out and put her in a chokehold, according to an arrest-warrant affidvit obtained by the newspaper.He told her to turn off her phone, get in the car and not to scream, the Star-Telegram reported. He later raped her in the car and dropped her off at a vacant lot near her home, according to the affidavit. Investigators learned in October that biological evidence from the rape matched with Williams' DNA, the paper reported.Williams was jailed in September after police said he had not notified law enforcement of his jobs as a girls' basketball referee at Glen Rose ISD and as a delivery driver, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit. He also had not told police about a change in the car he was driving, the affidavit says.  Continue reading...

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