Rape suspect sprung twice without watch

By John Zaremba, Jessica Heslam and Colneth Smiley Jr.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 -
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The suspect in a nightmarish Beacon Hill rape — a violent ex-con, Level 3 sex offender and serial courtroom no-show — had been sprung twice this year and was free without any state supervision the night cops say he stalked his 28-year-old victim back to her apartment, put a knife to her throat, then raped her, robbed her and left her bound in the kitchen.

Anthony Williams, 45, was charged with aggravated rape and held yesterday on $1 million bail for the Nov. 10 assault. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. He had been before a judge at least twice already this year: once in July for failing to register as a sex offender, and again in September on charges he choked a woman during an argument. Both times, he was released on his promise to return to court.

 
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‘That’s horrible. That wouldn’t have happened — maybe — had he been in custody.’ — Sarah Knights, 25, Beacon Hill resident

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