David L. Williams, of Gaithersburg, was given a life sentence today, with all but 45 years suspended. Williams pleaded guilty to first-degree rape on Oct. 4, stemming from an incident that occurred on the morning of October 6, 2017.
According to the State’s Attorney’s Office, “Williams targeted a woman as she waited at the bus stop along Watkins Mill Rd. near Travis Ln. in Gaithersburg. He threw her down an embankment behind the bus stop, forced cocaine into her mouth and brutally raped and beat her, then stole her belongings leaving her there unconscious and naked.”
Williams was arrested in 2019 after his DNA was also found at the scene of a residential burglary in Gaithersburg. Cold case detectives obtained a DNA sample from Williams after he was named a suspect in both cases.
Williams will have 5-years supervised probation upon his release and be required to register as a sex offender for life.