Sheriff's deputy charged with rape pleads not guilty

Posted at 8:26 AM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 09:06:52-04

Antonio Williamson, 46, was indicted by a grand jury on rape charges after he allegedly assaulted a 26-year-old woman in March. 

The Summit county sheriff's deputy was arraigned in court on Friday morning and entered a not guilty plea. His bond was set at $100,000. 

He was formally charged with rape, kidnapping, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition. As reported by the Associated Press, Williamson was off-duty in March and had just left a side job when the assault occurred. 

He was in uniform and driving a county cruiser. Williamson did not know or have a relationship with the woman who pressed charges. 

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Per the victims request, the judge upheld a no contact order and house arrest with a GPS ankle monitor. 

Williamson's next court appearance is Tuesday, August 1.