March 29 – A Frederick man was sentenced to spend a decade in prison on Monday after a jury found him guilty of multiple rape and sexual assault charges in December.
Willian Alexander Reyes-Reyes, 29, appeared before Frederick County Circuit Court Judge Theresa M. Adams on Monday on charges stemming from an October 2019 incident, a statement said. of the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office. Reyes-Reyes allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl after she insisted he walk her home, the Frederick Police Department said.
Reyes-Reyes was convicted in December of second degree rape, third degree sexual offense and second degree assault.
The 14-year-old victim was hanging out with a group of friends in a wooded area behind Elmwood Terrace Apartments on the evening of October 10, 2019. Reyes-Reyes was among the group and insisted he walk her home, according to the release.
When Reyes-Reyes and the girl were separated from the group, he claimed to have gotten lost in the woods and asked her to sit down while he tried to work out where they were.
“As soon as she sat down, he attacked her,” the statement said.
Adams sentenced Reyes-Reyes to 20 years behind bars, with all but 10 years suspended, which equates to a total sentence of 10 years.
Additionally, Adams ordered Reyes-Reyes to serve five years of supervised probation upon his release. He will also have to register as a level 3 sex offender, which means he will be legally bound to register for life.
Reyes-Reyes was further ordered not to have any contact with the victim or any woman under the age of 16.
Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith praised the sentence and the Special Victims Unit in the statement.
“The sentence was the maximum sentence under the sentencing guidelines, and he deserved it,” Smith said in the statement. “Frederick is very fortunate to have an SVU prosecution team aggressively seeking justice for these victims.”
Reyes-Reyes was prosecuted by Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Tammy Leache. He was represented at trial by attorney Audrey A. Creighton.
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