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Williams testifies during trial on gross sexual imposition charge

Adrian Williams, 52, testified in his own defense during the third day of his trial on a charge of gross sexual imposition.

Williams is accused of forcing a person to have sex against her will by threats on or about March 5, 2013, at a hotel in Jamestown.

Williams testified he asked for bottled water to be delivered to his room at about 2:30 a.m. on March 5. He said the alleged victim in the case brought the water and flirted with him which led to consensual sex. He also testified she invited him to her home and wrote a note with her home address and telephone number that she gave to him. A photograph of the note was entered into evidence earlier in the trial.

Earlier in the day, the alleged victim testified she had written the note at his request but had intended to give him a bogus number and her previous address.

The trial continues this afternoon with Fritz Fremgen, Stutsman County state’s attorney, cross- examining Williams. The case is expected to go to the jury for deliberation later today.

The charge is a Class AA felony punishable by life in prison without possibility of parole.

Williams begins a second trial on drug possession charges tomorrow. Williams is accused of possessing cocaine and oxycodone with intent to deliver at the time he was arrested on the gross sexual imposition charge. Fremgen said the two cases are tried separately because the crimes are not related other than by the location of alleged occurrence.