Fred Williams was found not guilty on two of three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor of the same sex, by a jury of his peers on Friday (February 8) in the Freeport Supreme Court.
Williams was charged with multiple counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a teenage boy, in December 2017. The crime allegedly took place from October 2016 to November 2016; February 2017 and in November 2017.
A six-man and three-woman jury delivered the verdict in which they found Williams not guilty for the incident in October 2016, seven-two; guilty for the incident dated in February 2017, seven-two and not guilty for the final incident which occurred in November 2017, nine-zero.
Senior Justice Estelle Gray-Evans presided over the trial.
Prosecutors Erica Kemp and Trevor Kemp represented the Crown.
Williams was represented by Attorney Carlson Shurland.
The trial began on Monday, January 28, 2019 and took place over the duration of two weeks, with 17 witnesses in total. Most of the witnesses were called by the prosecution, including several police officers involved in the case, the victim, his mother and guidance counselors.
Williams, himself took to the witness box on Wednesday (February 6) to tell his version of the events that led up to the trial.
Prosecutor Erica Kemp and Shurland gave their closing submissions in the trial in the Supreme Court Thursday (February 7) morning.
Williams’ sentencing is scheduled for April 4, 2019.