Sexual Assault

William and Mary sexual assault case goes to grand jury

William and Mary sexual assault case goes to grand jury

WILLIAMSBURG – A James City County man accused of raping a female College of William and Mary student had the charge certified Thursday to the grand jury following tearful testimony from the woman, but it came following a contentious start to the preliminary hearing in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.

Judge Colleen Killilea found probable cause to send the case to Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court. There, a grand jury will convene May 19 and if it finds sufficient evidence, the case will then go to trial in circuit court.

That contentious start centered on who would represent Jerome White, 50, accused of raping the woman. He told Killilea...

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