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.