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PARK FOREST, Ill. (CBS) — A south suburban man described as a savvy sex offender is in a lot of trouble.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports, Porche Williams, 31, was arrested by Park Forest police, and now stands charged with 13 counts of violating the Illinois sex offender registry laws.
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He had lived in Park Forest for some time, but had never registered as a sex offender as required by law, police said.
Williams is being held in Will County Jail in lieu of $5 million bond, following his arrest on 18 criminal counts, including aggravated kidnapping for allegedly holding two women and threatening to cut off their toes with a knife and a cutting board.
He is also charged with aggravated domestic battery and forcible detention.
He detained the women for hours while trying to find a missing drug safe, according to prosecutors. But Williams’ attorneys, Cosmo Tedone and Joel Murphy, have said Williams’ accusers have “definite credibility issues.”
Williams owns several Web-based businesses, which investigators assumed he ran from his home there, according to Park Forest Deputy Police Chief Mike McNamara.
“Every violation they could charge him with they did,” McNamara said.
Williams was indicted on the new charges late last week, records show, and he’s scheduled to return to court Jan. 23.
The Joliet Herald-News contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire.