A man who repeatedly raped a child left in his care in Auburn was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison and lifetime supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Leroy Anthony Williams, 33, was arrested in September 2014 after the child’s mother found a video of the sexual assault on Williams’ cell phone and reported it to Auburn police.
The victim was 11 years old.
Though Williams tried to destroy the phone before police arrived, they were able to confiscate it and use it as evidence in the case.
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At the sentencing, U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik called Williams’ behavior “horribly depraved and awful,” and said, “We need to get you off the streets and away from children.”
Williams has a prior conviction for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old and multiple convictions for failing to register as a sex offender.
He is being transferred to King County to face state charges in the case.
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