Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Congressional staffers in the news

Bill Cosby has been getting a lot of ink lately for his depredations. We just saw a congressional staffer get banished for snarky Facebook messaging. Why not combine the two?
A former Democratic congressional aide pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting two women in 2010.

Donny Ray Williams Jr., 37, who served as a staff director for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee, pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse, two misdemeanor counts of sexual abuse and one count of misdemeanor threats.

Prosecutors say that on July 22, 2010, Williams invited a female congressional colleague to his Capitol Hill apartment and promised to introduce her to Senate employees. At the house, prosecutors said, Williams spiked a drink with Ambien. The woman, according to court documents, fell into a “deep sleep,” at which point Williams raped her.
Good that the Washington Post covered the story. Not so good that it appeared in the "local news" section of the paper. Let's see if this becomes a national story. It probably should, but somehow I suspect it won't. Why would that be? Mr. Williams had better taste in employers:
Williams began his Capitol Hill career in 1999. He worked for panels chaired by Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (Conn.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.). He also said he worked for Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).
By the way, he won't be going to prison, either.


Gino said...

there should be prison for this one.

Bike Bubba said...

You'll never prove it, but somehow I've got to think that the employers he worked for talked with the judge. Prison for the perp and at least one of the Congressmen.

And to be honest, if it's my daughter so raped, the perp will be lucky if the cops get to him first.

Gino said...

thats a sexist attitude, bubba. your daughter's sexuality is not your property to take retribution for.


Bike Bubba said...


And five will get you ten that if someone decided to abuse her, it wouldn't be her they needed to fear most, either.