Man arrested in South Carolina for brutal sexual assault of a woman in Queens

By Spectrum News NY1 |

A man was arrested in South Carolina on Tuesday in connection to the severe beating and sexual assault of a woman in Queens in late-April.

Police said that members of the Special Victims Unit and the Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehend Ronald Williams, 21, in a motel in the city of Columbia without incident on Tuesday morning. Officials said Williams will be extradited to the city.

The city police department said a witness found the woman in a stairwell near 72nd Road and Kissena Boulevard in Kew Gardens Hills just after 8:30 a.m. on April 30 and called 911. The NYPD said responding officers found the 52-year-old woman unconscious.

Sources said the woman had dropped off her son at P.S. 165 around 7:55 a.m. and was walking home when a man pulled her into the stairwell and attacked her.

Police said she was transported to a local hospital in serious condition with substantial injuries to her face and body.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.