Malden man arrested on rape and kidnapping charges

Thursday, August 16, 2012

MALDEN, Mo. -- Malden police officers have arrested Raymond Williamson, 42, of Malden on suspicion of forcible rape, two counts of armed criminal action, kidnapping and forcible sodomy.

According to the probable-cause affidavit provided by the Dunklin County prosecuting attorney's office, at 12:41 a.m. Monday, the Malden Police Department received a call from a Malden woman reporting that her daughter had not returned home. About an hour later, the same woman called the department and reported that her daughter had been raped.

Officers advised the mother to bring her daughter to the police department.

During the interview, it was revealed that the alleged victim had been at a residence in rural Dunklin County known as Hooterville when Williamson asked her for a ride. The victim began driving toward Williamson's residence when he told her she must do what he said and revealed that he had a knife. Following this, the sexual assault allegedly occurred. At some point, the victim found the opportunity to lock Williamson out of the car and then drove to her own home.

Later that morning, Williamson was arrested.

Williamson is a registered sex offender with two prior convictions, including a 1992 charge of sexual abuse of a female minor in Campbell, Mo.

Williamson was held in Malden City Jail and later transferred to Dunklin County Jail on a $250,000 cash-only bond.

Pertinent address:

Malden, Mo.

Map of pertinent addresses

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