Camden, N.J. – On September 3, 2021, after a five-week trial, a Camden County jury found Dana Williams, 43, of Sicklerville, guilty on all counts of the indictment which included:
- Ten Counts Aggravated Sexual Assault (1st Degree)
- Six Counts Sexual Assault (2nd Degree)
- Two Counts Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2nd Degree)
- Two Counts Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault (3rd Degree)
- One Count Witness Tampering (3rd Degree)
At the trial, evidence was presented that Williams sexually assaulted a child on repeated occasions between June 2015 and November 2017. Williams subsequently tampered with a witness by contacting the victim after his arrest in an attempt to have the victim recant the initial statement the victim made to police.
“Our office has worked diligently these last five weeks to ensure Williams is held accountable for his actions,” said Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. “Not just because of the horrific nature of this crime, but because Williams also attempted to interfere with our justice system by tampering with the victim – something we will not tolerate. ”
Williams is scheduled for sentencing on January 7, 2022, before the Honorable Thomas Shusted, Jr., J.S.C. He faces a sentence of up to life in prison under the provisions of the Jessica Lunsford Act known as, “Jessica’s Law,” which increases penalties for child sex offenders to protect potential future victims.
This case was tried by Assistant Prosecutor Elizabeth Mieliwocki, of the CCPO Trial Team Unit, and investigated by CCPO Detective Kevin Courtney.