Logan County citizens stand to sing during the Tuesday vigil for Megan Williams, whom police say was tortured last month in Logan County by six whites, males and females. The vigil was held at the Church of God in the Name of Christ Jesus in Big Creek, less than two miles from the trailer where Williams was found.
The six, who are charged with the kidnapping, sexual assault,
malicious wounding and battery of 20-year old Megan Williams, if convicted of kidnapping, could
face a sentence of up to life in prison. The penalty for first-degree
sexual assault is 15 to 35 years. Prosecutors have failed to file hate
crime charges, citing that they’re going for the maximum penalty and
hate crime charges carry no more than ten years.
In a statement read by deputies, Williams said
that she was sexually assaulted, doused with hot water, forced to eat
animal feces, and taunted with racial slurs. She said hot wax was
poured on her, and that two of her captors forced her to drink a cup of
their urine. Williams’ notes that the defendants told her they didn’t
like Black people and that they were going to hang her.
"They told me if I tried to get out they was going to hit me and stuff. I was scared of them."