Driving instructor accused of having 'sexually explicit' conversation with juvenile

Driving instructor accused of having 'sexually explicit' conversation with juvenile

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested a driving instructor accused of having an inappropriate conversation with a teenager.

John Williams, 59, was arrested Wednesday evening and charged with molestation of a juvenile.

According to a probable cause report, the 16-year-old victim told deputies her mother dropped her off at a Baton Rouge driver's education academy on April 19 to complete a two-hour driving class.

Deputies said the victim stated Williams allegedly made several comments about sex and "how he enjoyed having sex with younger women" while she was doing the required driving. Williams also allegedly commented on the victim's appearance and the victim said he told her she was "sexy," according to the report.

The victim told deputies Williams allegedly made several graphic statements about sexual acts he wanted to do to her. However, the probable cause report stated that Williams never touched the victim's private area, though she said she felt extremely uncomfortable.

According to the report, the 16-year-old said that later in the drive, Williams allegedly started commenting on her chest and asked "if he could grab her breasts." After she refused, Williams allegedly reached over and touched the victim's chest on top of her clothing. The victim told deputies she pushed his hands away when that happened and finished her required driving.

The report stated that the victim went home and told her mother what had happened, despite allegedly being told by Williams not to say anything about the incident to her parents.

According to the report, when questioned by detectives, Williams admitted to having "sexually explicit conversations" with the victim who he knew was 16 years old, including what was allegedly said about sexual acts, while she was driving to her.

However, detectives said when asked about grabbing the 16-year-old's chest, Williams said it might have happened accidentally while trying "to correct the victim's driving."

Williams was booked Thursday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. His bond was set at $100,000.

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