Man Found Under Girl’s Bed Covers, Arrested


Edward Raynard Williams, 46, was arrested by St. Petersburg police detectives at about 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night at his residence at 601 40th Street South. Williams was cooperative, but made no statement to investigators. He is charged with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Battery.

Investigators believe Williams called the girl on the phone and arranged for her to let him in through her bedroom window.

On August 7 at 1:15 AM the grandmother walked into her 12-year-old granddaughter’s room and discovered Williams was under her bed covers. When the grandmother pulled back the covers, Williams jumped through the window, naked and ran off. Williams is an acquaintance of the family.

Initially the call came to police as a burglary, but after speaking with the child, her family members informed police that there was more to the incident.