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A man charged with raping two women in Berkeley has been ordered by a judge to stand trial Thursday following testimony from two women, as first reported by Berkeleyside.
The 47-year-old man, Stevon Williams, was charged with multiple felony counts for forcible rape, sodomy by force and two counts of forcible oral copulation after both women offered testimony in court Thursday for the first time since the assaults in 2009 and 2012.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Delia Trevino announced her decision Friday morning after finding the evidence convincing enough to hold Williams to answer, although she noted some discrepancies and unanswered questions in the testimonies.
DNA evidence led cold case sex crimes investigators to arrest Williams in 2020. He is currently held in custody with a $400,000 bail and is scheduled for arraignment July 22.
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