ALLEN GRADY WILLIAMS SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN PRISON FOR ATTEMPTING TO LURE A MINOR
Washington Co. District Attorney's Office
HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 29, 2021, Allen Grady Williams, age 48, pleaded guilty to second-degree online sexual corruption of a child, seven counts of luring a minor and second-degree attempted sexual abuse. Judge Eric Butterfield then sentenced Mr. Williams to four years in prison. Deputy District Attorney Matt Wise prosecuted the case against the defendant.
In 2018, the defendant, already a convicted sex offender, began messaging an undercover Washington County Sheriff’s Office detective whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl. Mr. Williams sent dozens of messages to the decoy account over a nearly two-year period. These messages were sexually explicit in nature. Law enforcement running this account repeatedly reminded Mr. Williams that the decoy was a minor, but the defendant continued to send graphic photos and videos of himself.
The defendant agreed to meet with the decoy in-person several times over the course of their conversations. In September of 2020, he followed through on this and drove to a park in Washington County, Oregon to meet with the decoy. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies immediately arrested the defendant. They found condoms, sex toys and pornographic magazines in his car. The defendant admitted he came to the park to meet with a minor but claimed he wasn’t going to engage in sexual activity with her.
The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as well as Detective Mark Povolny and Deputy Shannon Wilde.
In addition to his prison sentence, Judge Butterfield also ordered the defendant to register once again as a sex offender for these new convictions. Judge Butterfield also ordered Mr. Williams to complete two years of post-prison supervision upon his release. The defendant will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.