Ex-Alabama officer, rapist wants bond amid hearing delays

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A former Alabama police lieutenant convicted of raping a teen relative has asked to be released on bond while awaiting his sentencing, which was pushed back because of court closings amid the new coronavirus.

A motion was filed Monday requesting that Birmingham Police Lt. Pete Williston be released on bond while awaiting his hearing.

His sentencing was set for April 3 but that was postponed until at least April 16 because of quarantine closures. A judge didn’t immediately rule on the motion. Williston was convicted of first-degree rape in February.

Prosecutors said Williston used his authority and forced the teen to have sex.

The defense said the sex was consensual.

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