CHICAGO — The former stepson of White Sox Executive Vice President Kenny William sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend at the Palmer House Hilton, prosecutors said Monday.
Dedrick Williams, 30, appeared at Cook County Criminal Court Monday, where he was charged with felony criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint in addition to domestic battery, a misdemeanor. He was ordered held on $150,000 bail. Should Williams post bond, Judge James Brown ordered that he be put on electronic monitoring.
Williams attended an event at the hotel at 29 W. Monroe St. Friday with his ex-girlfriend, according to Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Sexton.
While attending the event, Williams was drinking and "became verbally aggressive" with the woman before the two left and went up to a room he rented for the night, Sexton said.
Williams yelled at her before pushing and slapping her, Sexton said.
The woman fell backward and hit the wall before she was thrown onto the bed by Williams and pinned down, Sexton said.
Williams then raped her, and witnesses heard loud screaming from the room, Sexton said.
"The witnesses heard a female screaming, 'Help me!' numerous times from within the defendant's room," Sexton said. "The witnesses then heard the defendant's hotel [room] door open, and the female voice in the hallway yelling, 'Help me!' "
Witnesses talked to hotel security, and the victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a black eye and bruises on her shoulder, arms and face, Sexton said. The woman was tested with a rape kit at the hospital.
Williams was taken into custody without incident Saturday, police said.