Two Colorado brothers who partook in the brutal gang-rape of a 13-year-old girl will not spend a day behind bars.
According to KKTV, Tommy Williams, 20, and Clarence Williams, 19, (pictured left to right) were recently sentenced to probation for the December 2016 attack involving the girl. Tommy pleaded guilty to sexual assault on a child while James pleaded guilty to accessory to rape.
Four days after Christmas 2016, the 13-year-old told officers of an assault that occurred after one of the suspects, whom she knew, invited her to Stonebrook Terrance Apartments to play video games. The teen had gone to the apartment with two female friends. As she went to the bathroom, her friends left the apartment. The suspects dragged her out of the bathroom and into a bedroom where five men raped her, the station reported.
District Judge Michael McHenry noted that, under the plea deal, the pair could spend life in prison if they get in any more trouble.
In addition to Tommy and Clarence, Jacolby Williams, 21, Tyron Williams, 19, James Williams, 20, and Uves Williams, 17, have been convicted or are awaiting trial for their role in the 2016 attack.
Despite all having the same last name, all the suspects aren’t related. The Colorado Springs Gazette noted that Jacolby, Tyron, and Uves are brothers; James is Tommy and Clarence’s cousin.
“There was six of them and they gang-raped my granddaughter,” the victim’s grandfather said before he got into an argument with the suspects’ family over the lenient plea deal and was removed from the courtroom.
On Tuesday, the girl’s grandmother revealed that her teen granddaughter may not ever be able to have children due to the traumatic attack.
The brothers’ sentencing comes weeks after co-defendant Tyron (pictured right center) was sentenced to 10 years to life of sex offender intense supervised probation after pleading guilty to sex assault on a child, KKTV also reported.
James (pictured right) pleaded guilty to accessory to a crime and was sentenced in August to five years of probation.
The family also told The Gazette that the girl was a runaway at the time of the attack and has recently been placed in protective custody. However, they declined to provide additional details. The girl’s mother did reveal that she suffered a “mental breakdown” after learning that two more men won’t face jail time for her rape.
Meanwhile, KOAA wrote that Jacoby’s trial began on March 5; Uves also has an upcoming trial.
[Featured Image: Tommy Williams, Clarence Williams, Colorado Springs Police Department]