Man accused of live streaming sex assault is arrested, charged in Atlanta

Posted at 9:13 AM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 11:13:36-05

ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman who captured the apparent attack on Facebook Live has been arrested and charged with forcible sodomy.

News outlets report Atlanta police say 34-year-old Dominique Williams surrendered to police Tuesday. Williams is accused of assaulting the woman this month at the Opera Atlanta nightclub, where she'd been livestreaming herself dancing.

The woman can be seen in the video shouting for help in a slurred voice and repeatedly screaming "stop."

Williams' attorney, Shequel Ross, has told Rolling Out that his client denies sexually assaulting or drugging the woman. Williams remained jailed.

The victim's lawyers said in a statement that the arrest is vindication for her, and that they are investigating what they call false statements about her spread on social media.