WASHINGTON – The parents of a young girl are suing a candidate running for the D.C. Council. The couple says their daughter was sexually abused while working for the candidate’s modeling business.
According to court documents, Natalie Williams, a former advisor to Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry, was a partner in Blitz Associates and House of KAS Collection in Prince George’s County in the National Harbor. Williams is now running to replace Barry on the Council.
The parents claim over the course of several months in 2010 their 13-year-old daughter was sexually abused on numerous occasions at the modeling business.
Williams and her former partners, Kenneth Flanagan and Keosha Mitchell, are being sued for $1,000,000 in punitive damages by the parents of the girl.
Flanagan, who goes by the nickname KAS, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor to avoid a trial and the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, according to his attorney Kevin McCants.
“The allegations were so extreme and outrageous and it was going to be his word against the word of a minor, so to avoid the possibility of years and years in prison he came to a deal with prosecutors,” McCants said in a phone interview.
Williams issued a statement Monday night in response, saying she had not received any documentation about the lawsuit.