The girl was under the impression Williams was coming over to play Fortnite, according to an affidavit. She reported the assault on July 28 and was treated at Dayton Children’s Hospital.
“Malik Williams was identified as a suspect after a search warrant of his Snapchat account revealed messages between him and the victim to include her sending him her address,” an affidavit read. “A search warrant on his phone service produced a … report showing Malik Williams drove to Moraine, Ohio, from Cleveland, Ohio, during the early morning hours of July 26, 2021.”
A search of Ohio’s DNA Index System matched Williams to the DNA collected in the case, according to court records.
Williams, who had other known addresses in Solon and Twinsburg, was convicted in March 2018 for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and was designated a Tier I sex offender, meaning his must register his address once a year for 15 years with his local sheriff’s office.
Williams was arrested at 12:57 p.m. Monday by Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies at the Cuyahoga County Jail. He was booked at 4:22 p.m. into the Montgomery County Jail, records show.