A food services manager at the Decatur Correctional Center has been accused of sexual misconduct with 7 inmates.
IDOC Employee Charged with Sexual Misconduct Involving 7 Inmates
An IDOC employee who worked as a food services manager at the Decatur Correctional Center has been accused of sexual misconduct involving seven inmates. 49-year-old Michael S. Williams was arrested on September 25 and charged with 26 felony counts of custodial sexual misconduct.
According to court documents, this sexual misconduct dates back as far as 2016 and continued through 2019. Seven of these 26 alleged sexual acts involved the same inmate and occurred between December 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017.
On October 8, Williams was arraigned on additional charges – including eight counts of official misconduct/obstruction of a criminal investigation. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Williams began working for the IDOC in February of 1999. He was placed on administrative leave in April of 2019 after this investigation began. The IDOC and Illinois State Police collaborated on this investigation.
Williams is being held at the Macon County Jail with a bond set at $200,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 30th at 1:30 p.m.