Five-star recruit Emmitt Williams arrested, charged with sexual battery
Five-star recruit Emmitt Williams, 19, was arrested and charged with felony sexual battery and false imprisonment early Wednesday morning.
Williams, who is a top 25 prospect in the 2018 recruiting class, was booked at 12:40 a.m. by the Orlando police department and held on $3,500 bond. He is a senior at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando. He is scheduled to make an appearance in court this afternoon.
According to an arrest warrant, the alleged incident occurred on Oct. 10 in the home of a female friend of Williams. According to what the accuser told police, she wanted to leave her home to pick up a friend, but Williams would not let her leave. Williams began touching her, she said, despite the fact that she told Williams she was not interested in sex. Williams ignored that, pulled down her pants and raped her while her attempts to stop him were unsuccessful, she said.
Williams visited LSU last weekend and was scheduled to visit Florida this weekend, although that visit has been cancelled. Williams reportedly held offers from programs such as Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Oregon.