A Nashville man has been arrested after a 14-year-old girl told police that he took her to homes in Bloomington and Brown County, where they did drugs and had sex.
Christopher B. Williams, 26, has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, a Level 4 felony, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor.
The girl’s mother told Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Eggebrecht that she had given permission for her daughter to leave their home with Williams around 5 p.m. May 27. They were to go to a gas station in Nashville and come straight back and to call her when they arrived in Nashville, a probable cause affidavit states.
She didn’t hear from her daughter. She went to the sheriff’s department about 12:30 a.m. May 28 to report she had been abducted.
The mother found the girl around 3 a.m., walking near a gas station in Nashville, the police report said.
The girl told Eggebrecht that Williams took her to Bloomington and to multiple homes, where she was pressured to do what she thought was “molly,” or ecstasy. She reported hearing Williams say he wanted to see how high he could get her, the affidavit said.
The girl told police she felt “very jittery” and unable to think straight.
She later tested positive for methamphetamine, the report said.
She told police that Williams had sex with her outside one of the homes near his Jeep and that he did not stop when she told him no.
A woman who was at one of the homes she visited gave her a ride back to Nashville, the report said.
While the girl was speaking to police, Deputy Colton Magner found Williams in a Jeep on Sweetwater Trail.
The officers said Williams’ story changed during the course of their conversation, from losing the girl in the Bloomington mall, to taking her to different homes where his friends lived, the affidavit said.
Williams eventually admitted to picking up the girl and going to several homes. He initially denied doing drugs but later admitted to smoking methamphetamine at the last home they visited on Hicks Road, the report said.
He repeatedly denied that he and the girl had had sex or that he had forced her; he said he knew how old she was, the report said.
He told police he and the girl came up with the story about getting lost in the mall. He said he started “freaking out” about going back to prison when he received messages from the girl’s mother that night, asking him where she was, the report said.
Williams told police that what he did with the girl, “he probably wouldn’t have done or thought he wouldn’t have done if he wasn’t high,” the report said.
A jury trial has been tentatively set for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16. If convicted of a Level 4 felony, Williams could face a sentence of two to 12 years.
As of late last week, he was being held in the Brown County jail on $15,000 bond.