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July 18, 2012

Second woman testifies in Williams trial

STILLWATER — A woman testified Tuesday that a suspended Oklahoma State basketball player sexually assaulted her, held her against her will and dragged her in a yard.

The woman was the second accuser to take the stand in trial of Darrell Williams, who is charged with rape by instrumentation and sexual battery. She and another woman have accused Williams of groping them and reaching into their pants without their consent during a party in December 2010.

The other woman testified on Monday. Williams has pleaded not guilty.

During Tuesday's proceeding, the witness said several tall men dressed in Oklahoma State basketball warm-up suits touched her breasts and groin in the basement of the home where the party was being held, the Stillwater NewsPress reported. They grabbed her hands while Williams stood in front of her, the woman testified.

"I watched him put his hands down my pants," the woman said of Williams, who she said then sexually assaulted her. "I was begging them to stop and leave me alone."

She said there were about 20 people in the basement and no one came to her aid.

The woman said she eventually broke free of her attackers, but Williams stopped her before she could leave the basement. She alleged that he dragged her to a fence outside the house, forced her hand down his pants and put his hand down her pants again.

"It made me feel violated and sick to my stomach," she testified.

She said Williams then dragged her over to a truck where he held her wrists, pinned her and put his hands down her pants and assaulted her again. When another man walked up and began to chat with Williams, the witness said he became distracted and she broke free.

Williams was suspended from the Oklahoma State basketball team in February 2011 but remains on the roster.

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