Tuesday 4 August, 2020

10-year minimum sentence for football coach on child sex conviction

Former premier league football coach, Kevin ‘Senseh’ Williams was on Friday ordered to serve 10 years in prison before being eligible for parole for his conviction on indecent assault and child sex charges in March.

The popular coach has also been banned from engaging in any sporting activity involving children after he serves the sentence.

A jury found that Williams had sex with a 15-year-old female student at Mona High School in St Andrew, where he was employed as a football coach.

Supreme Court Judge, Justice Vinette Graham-Allen, sentenced Williams to 11 years and 11 months in prison for having sexual intercourse with a person under age 16 years.

On the conviction for indecent assault, the judge sentenced him to four years and four months behind bars.

However, he is to only serve 10 years of the combined 16-year sentence before being eligible for parole.

Justice Graham-Allen also ordered that after serving his prison term, Williams should not be employed or engaged in any coaching, training or any other activity involving children.

Allegations are that in August of 2017, Williams, who was then hosting a football camp, met the female complainant while she attended summer school at the Eastern St Andrew-based school.

The football coach and the minor engaged in a series of text messages before he engaged her in sexual intercourse in October of 2017.

Williams was later arrested and charged after his unlawful actions were discovered.

He was convicted of the charges by a jury in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston on March 25.

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