Defendant Convicted of Assault and Torturing Toddler
DATE: January 5, 2018
CASE: Lovely Ocean Williams (Case #16FE012205)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Nancy Cochrane, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit
Lovely Ocean Williams pled no contest to torture and assault by means of force likely to cause great bodily injury.
Between February and April of 2016, Williams was in a relationship with the victim, who had a daughter younger than 3 years old at the time. During the two-month period, Williams assaulted the victim and tortured the victim’s daughter. Williams burned the child with the heated end of a drug pipe and a hand-held butane blow torch. The child was burned over her entire body, and was specifically burned on her genitalia with the blow torch. Many of the burns have resulted in permanent scars.
Williams will be sentenced to 7 years to life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for March 6, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 61 before the Honorable Michael Sweet.