Convicted bank robber accused in 1996 Missouri rape

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man imprisoned in Indiana for bank robbery faces new charges after DNA linked him to the 1996 rape of a 15-year-old girl in Missouri.

The Kansas City Star reported that 48-year-old John L. Williams is accused of offering the girl a ride and then raping and sodomizing her at gunpoint in his vehicle.

Jackson County court records in the case were released Tuesday. Williams has been charged with forcible rape, forcible sodomy, statutory rape and statutory sodomy.

Williams is in a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., serving a 65-year sentence for his role in three bank robberies in 2007. The Federal Bureau of Prisons calculates his earliest release date as Nov. 25, 2063.


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