Filer Man Faces Child Sex Abuse Charges


By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) A Filer man is facing charges of sexual abuse of a minor child and could be facing significant time in jail.

On Monday, 53-year-old Robert Thornley Williams was arraigned on three counts of lewd conduct against a child younger than 16 and one count of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16.

A police report indicates that Williams sexually abused a 12-year-old female in their Twin Falls County home.

Williams, who is the foster father of the child, allegedly touched the girl in a sexual manner and forced her to engage in sex acts with an animal.

Bond has been set for 500 thousand dollars.

A preliminary hearing has been set for March 14th in Twin Falls magistrate court.

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