Crime

Kansas City man is charged with raping neighbor

Rikie N. Williams was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with one count of forcible rape.
Rikie N. Williams was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with one count of forcible rape. File photo

A 51-year-old man arrested early Monday after a police standoff has been charged with raping a woman in central Kansas City.

Rikie N. Williams was charged Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court with one count of forcible rape. His bond was set at $100,000.

The victim called police about 9:30 p.m. Sunday to report that she had been raped at Williams’ residence on East 41st Street.

When officers went to the residence, they saw a suspect inside but he refused to surrender. He eventually surrendered about 3 a.m. Sunday.

The 37-year-old woman told police that she and Williams had been neighbors for 13 years and never had a romantic relationship.

On Sunday night, the woman said, she and several other people were drinking at Williams’ home. After the others left, she started to leave. Williams grabbed her around the waist and dragged her into a detached garage, she said.

When she tried to push him away, he choked her into unconsciousness, she said. When she woke, she was being raped, according to allegations.

Afterward, Williams left and ran back into the residence, she reported. The woman went to a relative’s home nearby and called police.

When questioned by detectives, Williams said the two were drinking and smoking crack cocaine and had consensual sex.

According to court records, Williams was on probation for domestic assault. A warrant for his arrest had been issued Jan. 13 for an alleged probation violation.

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