Woman, victim of brutal kidnapping, now accused of molesting teen

By Patrick Kernan - [email protected]

WILKES-BARRE — A city woman who had her throat slashed in a brutal kidnapping is now being investigated herself after police say she molested a 15-year-old boy who is intellectually challenged.

Dayna Williams, 25, was charged Thursday with a felony count of corruption of minors and a misdemeanor count of indecent assault on a person less than 16.

According to an affidavit, the assault occurred on Christmas Day 2017. Police began investigating after an adult reported the alleged incident.

The man told police the boy was at his grandfather’s house and Williams was also there.

According to the man, an intoxicated Williams began performing inappropriate acts in front of and on the boy.

The boy was interviewed in January at the Children’s Advocacy Center. In the interview, he said Williams, who was allegedly very drunk, asked the boy to go upstairs with her, in his words, “to do you know what.”

She allegedly put his hands down his pants and began touching him, and dropped her underwear to expose herself to him.

A witness told police she heard a loud noise in the house and when she went to investigate, she found Williams toppled over with her hand down the boy’s pants.

Records show Williams is being held at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.

In October 2014, Williams was abducted, stripped naked, beaten, burned, sealed in a barrel and eventually had her throat slit by Jerone Andre Moore and Nygee Jamal Taylor. Williams pretended to be dead after having her throat slit before managing to escape.

Taylor pleaded guilty in February 2017 to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and was sentenced to 9½ to 19 years in state prison.

Moore was found guilty by a jury in February 2017 on counts of attempted first-degree murder and kidnapping. He was sentenced to between 26 and 60 years in prison.

Another woman involved in the plot, Chloe Amelia Isaacs, pleaded guilty to a count of false imprisonment in July 2016 and was sentenced to between one and 23 months in prison, but was paroled for time served.


By Patrick Kernan

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