Man, 27, gets 5 yrs. in prison for sexual abuse of minor


A 27-year-old man was slapped with a five-year prison term without the possibility of parole for sexually abusing a then-15-year-old girl last year on Saipan.

Daniel M. Williams pleaded guilty last week in Superior Court to sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree as part of a plea deal. He was represented in the case by assistant public defender Eden Schwartz.

Associate Judge David A. Wiseman sentenced Williams to 10 years in prison, all suspended except for five years, to be served day-to-day without parole.

Williams was given credit for six months and seven days of time served. He was remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections and is expected to complete his prison term on Nov. 26, 2018.

Upon his release from prison, Williams will be placed on probation for four years. During the duration of probation, he will be required to perform 100 hours of community service, and is prohibited from having direct or indirect contact with the victim.

Williams will be required to submit to an examination focusing on sex offender counseling, undergo an HIV test, register as a sex offender, and pay a $100 fine and $100 court assessment fee, plus probation fee.

According to the plea deal, Williams sexually abused the then-15-year-old girl in June 2013 on Saipan.

As part of the plea deal, assistant attorney general Margo Brown-Badawy dropped the remaining charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree.

Police detective Therese S. Kintoki stated in her report that a man called a police detective last Nov. 25, 2013, to report that Williams sexually abused his daughter.

Kintoki said she interviewed the girl that same day and she told police that Williams first sexually abused her in June that year.

The girl said she was sleeping in her bedroom when Williams came inside and repeatedly asked her to have sex with him. The girl said she refused, but he insisted and sexually abused her.

The girl claimed that Williams sexually abused her more than five times whenever her parents and siblings were asleep.

The father felt suspicious about Williams so he confronted his daughter if there was anything going on between her and the suspect.

The daughter then told her father of what had been happening, prompting him to call the police.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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