Former Pastor Brian L. Williams Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse Charges

This story courtesy of the Columbus Dispatch.

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A former Delaware County pastor charged with raping a 15-year-old girl who attended his church pleaded guilty today to related charges.

Brian L. Williams, 45, the former head pastor of Sunbury Grace Brethren Church, pleaded guilty to two sexual battery charges, Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost said in a news release.

Williams was indicted in March on two counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery. The indictment alleged that on March 6, Williams forced the girl to perform oral sex and assaulted her at his church office.

“The plea will eliminate the need to force the victim to testify at trial,” Yost said. “This young woman has been hurt enough by a man who was supposed to be helping her.”

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