The former teen-program director of the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club has been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor for his alleged relationship with a teenage girl he met through the club.
King County prosecutors have charged the former teen-program director of the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club with two counts of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor for his alleged relationship with a teenage girl he met through the club.
A summons was issued last week for Augustine Williams, 28, of Lynnwood, to appear in King County Superior Court for arraignment on July 2, according to court records. He was booked into the King County Jail on June 15 and was granted a conditional release about 30 hours later, jail records show.
Williams is accused of having a sexual relationship with the girl between August and December, when she was 16 and 17 years old, charging papers say. Williams allegedly had sex with the girl 10 to 20 times, with many of their encounters occurring in hotel rooms in Renton, Seattle and Portland, according to charging documents.
Williams, who began working at the Boys & Girls Club at 1310 N. 45th St. in 2008, resigned his position, though charging papers don’t say when. He allegedly continued to have sex with the girl after leaving the club, the papers say.
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Williams was ordered not to have any contact with the girl and, given his alleged “abuse of position of trust involving minors,” prosecutors have also requested that he “be prohibited from having any unsupervised contact with minors” or “any supervisory or employment position which places him in contact with minors,” charging papers say.
Although the age of consent in Washington state is 16, it is against the law for a teacher or anyone else in a position of power to have sexual relations with anyone younger than 18.
Information from Seattle Times archives is included in this story.