The incident occurred more two years ago.
Frederick, Md. (KM) – A Frederick man who raped at 14-year-old girl more than two years ago was sentenced on Monday. Willian Alexander Reyes-Reyes, 29, was given 20-years in prison with all but ten years suspended. After he’s released, Reyes-Reyes will be put on five-years supervised release and must register as a sex offender. He is to have no contact with the victim or any girl under the age of 16.
“It’s a substantial sentence for him. It happened to be the maximum under the Maryland State Sentencing Guidelines. So we were happy he got the full ten years,” says State’s Attorney Charlie Smith.
Reyes-Reyes was convicted in December, 2021 of 2nd-degree rape, 3rd-degree sex offense and 2nd-degree assault.
On October 11th, 2019, Frederick Police officers were dispatched to a unit at the Elmwood Terrace Apartments on Waverly Drive. They were told by a woman that her 14-year-old daughter was raped the night before.
According to the State’s Attorney’s Office, the victim and Reyes-Reyes were hanging out with friends in a wooded area behind the Elmwood Terrace Apartments. “So when the victim went to leave the group and go home, the defendant insisted upon walking her home,” says Smith. “And, unfortunately, that’s not what exactly what happened. He attacked her on the way home and raped her.”
Smith says the State is satisfied with the outcome of this case. “These are terrible, terrible cases. A 14-year-old forcibly raped is just going to leave a scar on her no matter what happens,” he says. “But we just pray for her to heal emotionally on this, and we’re just happy we have a prosecution team in place that is able to aggressively seek justice for these victims.”
Smith also gives credit to the State’s Attorney’s Office’s Special Victims Unit for its role in this case. “Our SVU Prosecution team really aggressively seeks justice for all these victims, and they just do a great job,:” he says.
By Kevin McManus