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Berea-Midpark senior charged with rape in hazing incident has bond set at $20,000

Posted at 8:19 AM, Aug 28, 2019

BEREA, Ohio — A Berea-Midpark senior, who has been indicted on multiple charges relating to the sexual assault of several people during a football camp, made his first court appearance at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday.

Jabriel Williams, 18, and three juveniles have been charged for their alleged roles in an incident involving Berea-Midpark students at the football summer camp, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

During his arraignment, he pleaded not guilty to the charges. His bond was set at $20,000 with the requirement to get an HIV test and a DNA sample.

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Williams has been charged with rape, sexual battery, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, hazing, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice, according to the court records.

The Cleveland Police Department’s Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit opened an investigation after receiving an anonymous tip about the assaults. Berea police and Case Western Reserve University police assisted Cleveland detectives with the investigation.

Two 17-year-old suspects face charges that also include rape and sexual battery, while a 15-year-old suspect faces misdemeanor charges of hazing and unlawful restraint, according to court records.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 11 at 9:00 a.m.

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