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79-Year-Old Man Charged In Sex Abuse Of Child

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — New Castle County Police have charged at 79-year-old man with sexually abusing a 7-year-old.

Frank Williams of New Castle was arrested Friday and charged with sexual abuse of a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child. He is being held on $300,000 cash bail.

Police were called to Christiana Hospital for a report of a sexual assault. Officers say Williams had sexual relations with the child several times during the past year.

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One Comment

  1. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?? says:

    I think these comments are harsh for the lack of information given. Get a life people, look in the mirror before you start damning someone else


    @ emily on February 2, 2011 at 8:35pm: I absolutely love that idea.


    @ Pat, February 2, 2011 at 6:40pm: 10% of 300,000 is actually 30,000, that’s my error. I agree with you in that he just may not make the bail. In any case, he is being held on 300,000 cash bail and I sincerely hope that they put him in the GENERAL POPULATION and I can’t say it enough.


    @ walter12: What has Philly got to do with this? Read the story. This happened in NEWCASTLE, DELAWARE.


    @Dave February 2, 2011 at 6:21pm: Dave, calm down. All we’re saying is he should be put in the GENERAL POPULATION in whatever facility we HOPE he goes in.

  6. Detter says:

    What you want him released or something? Are you related to the pervert?

  7. Jaun says:

    I wonder why the sex of the child was not revealed?

    1. Detter says:

      Jaun: Educated enough your are not?

      The question for those who want to know such would be, yhy do you want to know the sex of an abused child would the the question. To protect the child you buffoon and not to stimulate the minds of the massive sickos would be just a guess, eh?.

      Does it matter what sex the poor abused child is? SHEESH

      It’s about the freak that abused the child you should want to know more about, or so I hope.

    2. linda says:

      They are not allowed to because they are minor dumb a___! You are not as educated as you seem to be. Trust me general population would love him. I can say I because I work for the system. I don’t always agree with the outcome but I can actually say they will love him prison that’s for sure.

  8. Peter says:

    He needs to be castrated and then sentenced to hard time in prison. Not cable TV, workout rooms, and hobby time prison…but rather breaking big rocks into smaller rocks with hammers from 6am to 6pm, then he can rot in a 6’x6′ cell for the other 12 hours of the day.
    Hell, most prisoners have more amenities than the average American. It’s disgusting.

  9. Tim M. says:

    You are most likely a pedophile too. Who in their right mind would say a kid ruined a person’s life by having signs of rape and sexual abuse discovered on them by hospital staff. Of course you post as anonymous, you pederast. You need to executed along with this sicko.

  10. David Ross says:

    Let’s get rid of the electric chair and move to an electric couch and dimmer switch. Tri him then fry him (once he is found guilty of course)!

  11. Marty says:

    Typical, all of congress is bad except the one you like.

  12. Peter913 says:

    Maybe he is “Doting.” He should be put away somewhere safe for society.

  13. enitiate says:

    If this were a 79 year old woman accused to molesting a child would people still be ready to torture and violently kill her? Of course not yet women molest children more than men but our Justice System looks the other way and figures out some reason not to punish her.

    Those of us who know of women molesting children know this is not just a “man’s crime”.

  14. Some Dude says:

    feet first into a wood shipper

    1. Some Dude says:

      chipper that is!

  15. jambo says:

    Kill him.

  16. Alma says:

    If this senior citizen is guilty, it’s surely not the first time. Where were the parents? The parents may need to be put in jail, too! A Mother should be able to sense something like this–unless she’s impaired with drugs or a has pschological disorder. The child needs to be in a home with parents who will protect them from these predators.

  17. Guido says:

    Isnt’ this Ed ASSner ? The behaviour is certainly consistent with his MO !

  18. CHAZ says:


    1. Doug says:

      …the sooner the better!

  19. Chester T. says:

    This thread is entertaining. Keep it going.

  20. Mike Merryman says:

    Hammer some light bulbs up his butt.

  21. bob says:

    In light of this mans advanced age, I think that a light sentence would be in order. I am suggesting something like ONE WEEK. Seems fair to me. Oh did I mention that one week would be spent hanging by the neck

    1. kathrynjw says:

      I’m with you brother.

  22. Pat W says:

    If this guy is found guilty he should be put in general population at the worst jail and make sure everyone knows what he did. The prison thugs will “work things out” with him.

  23. Mere common sense says:

    Give every dime he has to her and make him work hard labor till he dies every dime he makes goes to her. Girl has to be rehabilitated at public expense because we care.

  24. Barbara says:

    I am thinking of the possibility that he is not guilty, and that is why his eyes are red, because he got accused though innocent. Of course there is the dispicable possibility of guilt. But, isn’t it true that nowadays a man can be accused when he didn’t do anything, and bleeding hearts will say that young girls never lie?

    1. mark says:

      Don’t be a fool. You cannot tell guilt or innocence from the appearance of the eyes. Evidence is required. Fools like you make our justice system fail frequently.

      1. GAR says:

        live by your words . In calling one a fool for bringing an order of justice ,ie.. all the facts is extremely telling. Are you saying he is guilty because the very vague article has already imposed guilt. I for one would like to know how the hell “he repeatedly had sexual relations with a child in a hospital”? Should not the facts and testimony be heard prior to all the capital punishment being meted out in these comments? A dangerous road indeed it is when one is tried in the media without the chance of defense, who knows one day it could be any of you posting on this site. It is no mystery that there are indeed a great number of innocents in cages as well as there are guilty in the parks and streets.

      2. linda says:

        Regardless of what you say it still does not make it right as to what he did. Not once but several times.

  25. mobe says:

    Please tell us that you meant “Great” Grandfather.

  26. JC says:

    Innocent until Proven Guilty ! If this man is Proven Quilty,then I agree with all the statements about him.

  27. Jubal Harshaw says:

    It has always seemed to me that when a person commits a crime, particularly a heinous crime like this, he/she has made a choice. Our ‘justice system’ should be able to permit a choice by the ‘suspect’ as well. Door #1, jury trial IF the defendant has the personal resources to pay for it (if not, pick another door); Door #2, narcosynthesis; if not guilty under such questioning, win a free pass and $200,000 tax free, if not, don’t wake up; Door #3, state-funded trial before a magistrate, and if found guilty, be turned over to victim’s family for punishment; if found not-guilty, then walk.

  28. Green Peace says:

    So how many times has this joker done this in the past?

    1. fingered says:

      Police were called to Christiana Hospital for a report of a sexual assault. Officers say Williams had sexual relations with the child several times during the past year.

      Well, if has done this several times in the past year the hospital staff needs to be held responsible. A little jail time for the staff, not lending their establishment to become a safe place.

      1. mobe says:

        You cannot possibly think that he molested her AT the hospital can you?

        She was taken to the hospital AFTER she was assaulted, when the hospital staff discovered she had been molested they called the police.

        Has linear logic and thinking been eradicated from the public school system too?

  29. fingered says:

    The jury pool sucks in this country. Half of you just assume the main stream media knows all the facts and won’t lie.

    Freaking sheep, you make me sick.

  30. Stevedave says:

    Right. The Republican/Democrat argument is going to stop a 79 year old rapist. Shut up with the politics for once.

  31. Bobby says:

    How do you spell LOSER?

    1. Bobby2 says:

      L.O.S.E.R….what do I win?

  32. Gary Loudermilk says:

    Really? Your perjorative remark is meant to be incendiary and retaliative i presume. Are you truly this ignorant? I have found that most Soros-led lackies are indeed!!

    1. Michelle Georgevich Hellgeth says:

      i don’t get your comment. What has Soros and ignorance got to do with rape?

      1. Damocles says:

        Soros rapes with his money and his mind.

  33. Will says:

    By that rationale, assuming Democrats get their way (since these are the only two ways you seem to divide things), he’ll be out of jail repeating the crime in six months. Also, the article doesn’t actually state the sex of the victim. You should keep these kinds of remarks to yourself. The real criminal, obviously, is Frank Williams. Leave Jesus out of this.

  34. buford says:

    That old man is the criminal. Do you really think repubs are different than Dems? If you do then your ignorant.

    1. Audie says:

      Give this guy a shave…and he could be the next democrat senator from Delaware.

  35. dan tran says:

    If Republicans were to get their way – this old sick pervert will get castrate as the poster boy. If Democrats were to get their way – this old sick pervert will do again!

  36. a Conservative says:

    I could call you a name as all Democrats do but, we Conservatives have more class. I know no Republicans who think such a thing. You are only on here to create the wrong message. But then again all Democrats have the wrong message.

  37. MJAY says:

    Lynch mobs have always fascinated me. And this hang ‘im high crowd is of the same cloth. Why bother with law, rights, money and all those dreamy things. A tree is always nearby and rope is still cheap. After all, why would the good police officers arrest anyone if there was no guilt?

  38. davec says:

    Your father practiced Sharia Law?

    We dont want your kind in THIS country.

    Maybe you should move to Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan where they practice your particular kind of abuse.

    Were a nation of Laws, Reason, and Justice, not your self absorbed, self righteous insanity.

  39. J. Everson says:


    1. Kenneth says:

      Pedophiles like little boys. What does that have to do with Victoria’s Secret models?

      1. ProudInfidel says:

        Pedophiles like children both male and female. Unless Victoria Secrets has started using prepubescent girls as models there is NO relationship.

      2. Greg says:

        Pedophiles like children – not just boys Kenneth.

      3. What a shame says:

        Kenneth you should know your facts before you comment…Pedophilia is a psychiatric disorder. A “true” pedophile has a primary sexual interest in underage children, often there is no gender preference. This man if guilty of what he is accused, is a child molester(legal definition) guilty of child sexual assault, child sexual abuse or numerous other infractions. He may or may not be a pedophile, the crimes, as rape could be motivated by many other emotions, social or mental disorders and or life issues. Child molestation and pedophilia is no joke and nothing to be taken lightly.
        The point the commenter was making, sexual crimes should not be associated with acceptable sexual images.

    2. mobe says:

      Why are you using all caps?
      Why are you screamingt?

  40. Bambi says:

    This guy is a pervert, most likely. But how does he have on-going access to this child? Where are the parents? We have laws that parents can be prosecuted if their children get access to a gun, but no responsibility for parents that let perverts get to their children over and over?

    1. ProudInfidel says:

      maybe he is her grandfather or something.

  41. slobo says:

    ..I think it’s .29 cents now…inflation…

  42. wddb says:

    This is dementia.

  43. tommy boy says:

    Off with them and the a trial with a fixed juey.

  44. CPMJohn says:

    Probably gets his Viagra via Medi-Care too!

  45. Joe Doaks says:

    Never before have I seen commentary from an obvious member of the “Man-Boy” pedophile perverts’ club that is so blatantly obvious. What a
    disgusting sick-o!

  46. Nursetjo says:

    Oh yeah, that’s right, blame the kids. You are sick. Do you happen to be a member of NAMBLA? If you’ve been accused four times–you’ve acted inappropriately and shoud stay away from children. I believe that anyone that would rape a 7 year old should be castrated either mechanically or chemically.

    1. Stanley Brinkman says:

      But how do you know it was rape Nursetjo? Unless you were there? And what is with all this hate rhetoric? Love is the answer, love everyone, love love love. Free Frank! Hugs, Uncle Stan

  47. Ivan says:

    OK uncle pervey we believe you………

  48. Janah Dugan says:

    Why do physical crimes involve monetary releases? Why anything involves money is a true look into our judicial system. Money wins–always, and no matter the crime. I can’t wait ’til the world collapses inward and we all go down like quicksand; money won’t matter then.

    1. Duhhhhhhhhhhhh says:

      Hello Marxism spewer Janah: The answer is because we are all innocent until PROVEN guilty in a court of law. We are not guilty upon arrest. Funny how so many only want this right only for themselves upon reading a story in the newspaper.

      1. Amber says:

        Marxists believe that a lack of money ALWAYS causes crime.

    2. Opie Fierro says:

      JD, you are one real sick puppy

  49. Douglas C Gruesbeck says:

    My hunch is that this man has a history of this behavior going back at least 40 years or more. There was a man about the same age in central michigan tried and convicted of a similar crime. During the trial many more people came forward to tell how he had been at this for nearly sixty years. What punishment does a judge have that would fit this crime?

    1. ThamasD says:


      1. opief says:

        That is the only thing that will stop him

    2. Arby says:

      A bullet to the head.

      1. Anonymous says:

        That’s too good for this guy. I say shove the a DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN up his @$$ and pull the triger.

  50. Janah Dugan says:

    Why do physical crimes involve monetary releases? Why anything involves money is a true lok into our judicial system. Money wins–always, and no matter the crime. I can’t wait ’til the world collapses inward and we all go down like quicksand; money won’t matter then.

    1. JBH says:

      Hmmm, Jana, maybe, just maybe, because the U.S. Constitution requires reasonable bail . . . I dunno.

  51. ruth says:

    this will not stop these people from abusing children. It is much more than sex

    1. CPMJohn says:

      Sorry Ruth, but I disagree. I’d say for him, and others like him, it’s just plain sex. But I’m not a Dr., just a 66 year old who’s evaluated a lot of bad folks I’ve read and heard about.

    2. Will Coats says:

      We men who are the only ones who own the male equipment know its sex. Funny how women who will never have our equipment believe they know its not sex without bothering to ask a man. Do women just think they know men better than we do?

  52. Dave says:

    I don’t remember seeing he was convicted of anything, a charge is not a conviction. Is there no longer a court system in this country? You may be next

    1. CroMastro says:

      Oh brother. Get off your high horse. The guy is a total sexual deviant.

      1. ProudInfidel says:

        You must be a really well trained and intelligent Criminal Profiler. Do you work for the Police or FBI? There are problems that develop in older people. If he is a Sexual Deviant why has he never been caught? You should have more respect for the Rule of Law, you never know when a girl is going to get made at you or another member of your family and so she “says” you were having sex with her for the last year, does that make YOU guilty. Never underestimate the female mind.

    2. dave says:

      Kiss my ass, the Constitution says you have the right to a trial. Read it you idiot before you call me or anyone else a lib. I’m sorry I don’t have a mob mentality like you and most of friends. Can’t you wait till he’s found guilty to hang the guy??? Knowing something about the law is not a political thing

    3. Greg Kellogg says:

      True enough Dave. But clearly there was enough evidence to report the story. Unfortunately, we will probably be on to the next story by the time his fate is sealed by a jury.

      1. fingered says:

        The Virginia tech boys had enough on them to get a news report.

      2. ProudInfidel says:

        You trust the News Media? Talk about naive. If it bleeds it leads, nothing about it being settled guilt.

  53. SHORT EYES HATER says:

    @waltc: Let’s just call it ‘long suffering’.

  54. Jim Chappelle says:

    There is not a dark enough pit that could be dug for this discusting creep. The hell that his victim(s) – because I’m sure this child was not his first – will go through for all of their lives is heartbreaking. GENPOP is too good for this piece of slime!

  55. Bill Herrin says:

    this guy has probably done things like this for a long time… put him out of our misery, and put him in the general population…agreed, if DNA is confirmed, then let the guy face his own fate in jail.

  56. SHORT EYES HATER says:

    I hope he can’t make the $3,000 bail. I hope he is put in prison in the GENERAL POPULATION where he will know what that little child was feeling. And I Pray that the child will recover and get counseling because I’m sure the child will be scarred for life in more ways than one. PLEASE PUT THAT GUY IN THE GENERAL POPULATION IN PRISON. PLEASE!!

    1. Pat says:

      The bail is set at $300,000 cash. That means just that – cash. Not $3000, or the customary 10%, that means the whole thing. He won’t have the money.

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