Williams, now 26, appeared before San Diego Superior Court Judge Michael Smyth to plead not guilty and get a trial date set after being ordered Dec. 14 to stand trial on 14 felony charges.
In a 2-day preliminary hearing, Judge Kathleen Lewis ordered him to stand trial for rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration, forcible sodomy, false imprisonment, making a criminal threat, robbery, and burglary in the two incidents on Aug. 13 and 14, 2016.
A woman testified she spotted a man following her in a parking lot in University City and she walked quickly to her apartment, but was knocked down after opening the door. A second woman said Williams assaulted her in a motel room in Grantville the following night.
Williams was found mentally competent to stand trial in October after a judge reviewed a psychiatric evaluation. His lawyer had argued he was not mentally fit to stand trial.
He was arrested in Nov., 2016, in Arizona and extradited here. Williams remains in jail on $5 million bail.