LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. -- A former Lake Elsinore resident was sentenced to 200 years to life in prison after being convicted of multiple counts of lewd and lascivious acts on children in a retrial.
Albert George Williams, 68, was convicted on Jan. 19 of nine counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 years old, one count of digital penetration/oral copulation of a child under 10 years old and one count of witness intimidation.
On Nov. 3, 2012, an investigation began in Lake Elsinore when a 10-year-old girl told her parents she was molested by Williams who was her neighbor and a karate instructor at the time. Williams operated a karate studio from his garage.
The investigation led detectives to other victims, who told them about additional molestations committed by Williams.
Williams was originally convicted in July 2014 for the crimes and sentenced to 150 years to life in prison, but he filed an appeal and was granted the retrial.
Man gets 200 years in prison for sexually abusing children