Man convicted of ‘brutal’ attempted rape at Barberton flower shop

BARBERTON, Ohio (WOIO) – The man convicted of a sexual assault at a Barberton flower shop was sentenced to at least two decades in prison on Tuesday.

According to the Summit County District Attorney’s Office, Timothy Williams will serve between 20 and 25.5 years in prison for the June 2021 incident. He pleaded guilty to the following counts:

  • Attempted rape
  • Kidnapping with Violent Repeat Offenders and Sexual Motivation Specifications
  • Aggravated robbery with a repeat violent offender specification

Investigators say Williams walked into the Barberton flower shop, grabbed a female employee and assaulted her with a knife.

Another employee took the lead in the attack and surprised Williams, the Summit County District Attorney’s Office said, scaring him away.

“It was a horrific and brutal assault,” prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said. “Williams is a violent person and will spend a lot of time in jail for this heinous act. I am so proud of the survivor of this attack.

If released from jail, the Summit County judge said Williams must register as a Level III sex offender with the local sheriff’s office every 90 days for the rest of his life.

Copyright 2022 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Comments are closed.