Natchez financial advisor faces third rape charge

Published 12:19 am Saturday, June 29, 2019

NATCHEZ — A Natchez financial advisor faces a third rape charge after a fourth woman alleged he attacked her, numerous media outlets are reporting.

“An Orleans Parish special grand jury handed up a new second-degree rape charge Wednesday against William McDonough, 46, who lives in Natchez … but has a condo in New Orleans,” the Baton Rouge Advocate reported Thursday. “With the latest charge, which was contained in a superseding indictment, prosecutors alleged that McDonough raped a woman in New Orleans in February 2013.

“The charge adds to the complex series of accusations against McDonough involving four women, which could result in a decades-long prison sentence if he is convicted.”

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The charge filed late Wednesday by the Orleans Parish District Attorneys alleges a second-degree rape and violation of a protective order after a grand jury heard the allegation of a fourth accuser, WUVE TV reports.

“McDonough is alleged to have raped the woman in February 2013,” WUVE reports. “The superseding indictment adds to the accusations against McDonough, who previously was charged with attacks against three other women since 2014 in a four-count indictment handed up May 30 by the special grand jury.”

McDonough now faces charges on three counts of second-degree rape, one count of second-degree kidnapping, one count of second-degree battery, and the protective order violation, WUVE reports.

“McDonough is charged with the second-degree kidnapping of a woman that occurred on May 15, 2014,” WUVE reports. “He was charged with the second-degree rape of a second woman that occurred on Sept. 15, 2016. While out on bond awaiting trial for that rape, he also was charged with the second-degree rape and second-degree battery of a third woman that occurred in February and March of this year.”