Police search for more victims of accused child predator
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A woman who may be one of many victimized by an accused child sexual abuser is speaking out.
Hialeah Police arrested 61-year-old Lee Andrew Williams in November for allegedly abusing a 7-year-old girl. Ever since, women have come forward with claims that he preyed on them as well.
Williams currently resides at the Dade County Jail. He went before a judge Thursday morning for a hearing, but it was rescheduled for Dec. 31 and placed back behind bars. He faces multiple counts of sex crimes on minors, some as recent as November 30, when that 7-year-old came forward with accusations that led to his arrest at his Hialeah home.
For over three decades, Williams lived in the Pork and Beans project of the City of Miami, formerly known as Liberty Square. Relatives of this man who live in that area have since stepped forward with stories of sex abuse at the hands of Williams. These were little girls between the ages of 5 and 12, at the time. The allegations stem back to incidents as far back as 1973.
One of those victims said she believes there are many other victims. She came forward to plead for them to come forward. "I was in you all shoes," said the woman, "and now, since he has been brought to justice, I have closure, and I know that some of you all out there are scared, and you're thinking about why people are saying it now, but you never know when justice will be served. Now it's time for justice. If there's any more victims, please come forward."
Hialeah Police Detective Carl Zogby added, "They haven't gotten their justice. Some people may be hiding these deep, dark secrets, and this is the time to come out because this man is not going anywhere right now, and we need to find out once and for all everything he's done."
So far, six victims have stepped forward accusing Williams of abusing them. Hialeah Police want to know if you believe you are one of this man's victims or know someone who is, call them at 305-687-2525.
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