Kenner man convicted of raping intoxicated woman

Kenner man convicted of raping intoxicated woman
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A Kenner man has been convicted of raping an intoxicated woman.

Cornelius Williams, 29, was convicted of third-degree rape following a two-day trial that ended Tuesday.

According to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, Williams raped a 21-year-old woman on Feb. 19, 2017 while parked in an alley outside his home in the 300 block of Taylor Street.

The victim told Kenner Police that she, Williams and another woman were visiting bars in the French Quarter when she passed out because she was intoxicated, according to trial evidence.

She said she woke up in the back seat of Williams car to him having intercourse with her, according to the report.

She said she told him to stop, and she passed out again, only to realize Williams was performing oral sex on her, according to her testimony.

Williams eventually dropped her off at her home, where she passed out again. Hours later, she woke and went to the Kenner Police Department.

Before the rape occurred, Williams dropped the other woman off at her home. Williams admitted he attempted to have intercourse after performing oral sex, but he did not complete the act, according to the report.

Judge Michael Mentz of the 24th Judicial District Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set the sentencing hearing for Feb. 19.

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