Westminster man is charged with additional sex offenses

November 08, 1999

A Westminster truck driver who was arrested on child pornography charges Oct. 27 was charged on additional counts Friday after being accused of sodomy, perverted practice and sexual offenses, authorities said.

William R. Williams, 45, of the first block of George St. was held at the Carroll County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bail, Westminster police said.

The latest charges stem from video tapes seized when officers searched the homes of Williams and his mother, said Capt. Dean Brewer, a police spokesman.

Previously, Williams was accused of offering to pay two teen-age boys for sexually explicit pictures he allegedly planned to use to start a porn Web site, authorities said.

He was charged on two counts each of soliciting minors for pornographic purposes, permitting minors to engage in pornographic activity and filming minors in sexual activity.

A $50,000 full bail in that case was reduced to 10 percent, jail officials said.

The latest charges involve the same two juveniles, Brewer said.

Police

Westminster: An employee of the city of Westminster told police Thursday that someone damaged a tree on the Diffendal lot. Damage is estimated at $500.

Westminster: A resident of Sullivan Avenue told police Thursday that someone took one bike from his home and damaged a second bike that was recovered. Loss is estimated at $100.

Westminster: A resident of Sullivan Avenue told police Thursday that someone took a bike from his home. Loss is estimated at $150.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 12: 22 p.m. Thursday to a fire alarm in the 1200 block of Washington Road. Units were out 14 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 11: 59 a.m. Thursday to wires down at South Bishop and South Center streets. Units were out five minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 10: 19 a.m. Thursday to wires down at N. Center and Willis streets. Units were out 13 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester responded at 10: 03 a.m. Thursday to a building fire in the 500 block of Old Westminster Pike. Units were out 25 minutes.

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