NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The man accused of brutally raping, kidnapping, and robbing a woman in the Belmont-Hillsboro area in March was in court Tuesday morning.
Attorneys for Jason Williams, 31, tried to keep him out of the courtroom, but Judge Melissa Blackburn denied the request.
His victim testified on the stand, saying Williams took naked pictures and video of her as the rape was happening. She also walked everyone in the courtroom through every moment of the terrifying ordeal.
She said says she was asleep when Williams broke into her apartment.
“I awoke to someone that I couldn’t see standing over me in the dark, saying my name,” she said.
He had already gone through the victims purse and had her keys and wallet. He knew her name because he had her driver’s license.
Williams reportedly told the victim he got into her apartment through an unlocked door. She says she was confused and started asking questions, trying to figure out who was in her home.
She said, “The response was to start taking all of my clothes off.”
The victim told the court that she tried to scream, and there was a struggle, and that’s when Williams cut her neck and hands with a razor blade.
“I was very afraid, and I couldn’t breathe, and I remember just kind of saying, ‘Please don’t do this. Please don’t do this,’” she said.
She told the judge she felt like her only option was to give in.
“I was thinking, ‘I’m probably not going to survive this. He’s going to kill me.’ I can’t breathe. I can give in to his demands, but there’s still, that was, that fear that I wouldn’t survive and that he would have his way with me and then after that, you know, kill me,” she explained.
The victim said Williams removed her clothes then raped her over and over and forced her to perform oral sex on him multiple times. She said Williams also asked her a number of personal questions.
“Who are your friends? You know. What do you do for work. Tell me about your family. Tell me about your mother. What kind of food do you like?’” she recalled.
Williams reportedly told her his name was “B-Easy” and that he was 25 years old. She testified she was trying to keep him talking, trying to think of ways to get him to leave her alone.
“I started telling him that I had all kinds of STDs and infections,” she told the courtroom.
But the victim said that didn’t stop him, and he made her perform oral sex again while she once again tried to take control of the situation. She told Judge Blackburn she offered him food and water and even prayed for him.
She said, “I told him that God loved him, and I said, ‘Let’s pray.’ And I remember him grabbing me and kind of wanting to hold me, and I took him in my arms and I prayed over him, and I prayed that God would, that he would feel the Lord’s love.”
But she said that only irritated Williams, and he wanted more. She testified that she finally got him to stop when she gave him marijuana that she claims her friend left at her apartment.
But after he finished smoking, he told her he needed cash.
“I lied to him and I told him that I didn’t have cash but that if he gave me back my wallet we could go to an ATM and we could take out cash,” she said.
When they got to the bank, Williams was caught on camera. The victim said they got back in the car, and she told Williams things to make him believe she wanted to see him again; she just wanted to get away.
Finally, he stopped in a church parking lot, and when he got out, the victim called 911. Metro police found Williams and arrested him the next day.
He’s charged with especially aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery. His bond is set at $575,000.