Accused rapist takes plea deal

Accused rapist takes plea deal

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A 24 year old man accused of rape took a plea deal and was sentenced Monday.

Darnelle Williams pleaded guilty by mail to third-degree assault. He was sentenced in Jefferson County Court to a 1 year conditional discharge.

He was indicted in January on first- and third-degree rape charges as well as a count of endangering the welfare of a child.

According to the indictment, Williams had sex with someone incapable of consent due to being physically helpless on July 18, 2015.

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