SOUTH CAROLINA - A Campobello teen is accused of raping one neighbor's
dog and another neighbor's two little girls. Now the dog has died
and charges against the teen have been upgraded.
receiving word that the dog died possibly because of the rape. Fox
Carolina called the Solicitor's office to see if now new charges
would be filed against the teen. An hour later Solicitor Trey Gowdy
called to say that the charges will be upgraded to the "most
serious animal cruelty charges they have on the books."
dog's owner Sylvia Jones says, "At first when it happened,
I couldn't eat or sleep every morning I'm waking up thinking Princess
is there but she's not.
little dog house is empty now. Sylvia Jones says she died of internal
bleeding this past Sunday because of the rape. "The vet told
me she had a little blood in her urine and that she was bleeding
says she and her husband would not have believed Cory Williamson
raped Princess exactly two weeks to the day she died had they not
seen it with their own eyes.
I got here we were laying on the deck looking at him and he had
his pants down and he was doing sexual activity with the dog like
a man would do to a woman."
Jones family says Princess wouldn't eat or play anymore after the
attack. "She (Princess) couldn't even sit down, her bottom
was swollen sore."
says she knows Princess was just a dog, but she wants people to
know that Princess was also a part of her family. A family that
now has been forever changed. "She looked so pitiful. It's
sad, there was nothing I could do for her."
worry that if Williamson is accused of raping a dog and molesting
two girls in the same neighborhood, who knows what might happen
Bill Johnson says, "As a community we shouldn't have to watch
our kids every second they're playing. We want him out of this neighborhood."
Solicitor's office says it wants to make sure Williamson is out
of this neighborhood while he's awaiting trial on the molestation
and dog rape charges so they are requesting that his bond be revoked.
Williamson's bond hearing will be held next Friday.