Friesland Man Charged With Rape Set To Appear In Court

9/5/17 – A Friesland man charged in connection with a violent rape is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Dodge County court in October. James Webb the Third is facing felony counts of Second Degree Sexual Assault with the Use of Force and False Imprisonment for the incident in July of last year. Webb repeatedly emphasized his innocence with investigators. Prosecutors said DNA testing was “consistent” with the claims against him. The accuser had stated she was drinking at a Columbus-area apartment with friends in July of 2016 when Webb allegedly followed her into a bathroom and forced himself on her. Web told investigators that his accuser was sick from alcohol, so he asked her if she wanted to go to the bathroom; she agreed, he escorted her and stayed with her. She said Webb ignored repeated statements to stop and ripped her clothes off behind a locked door. He maintained the door was unlocked the whole time, conceding there was consensual kissing but nothing more. Webb told investigators that his accuser had recently broken up with her boyfriend and “thought maybe she was doing this to get her boyfriend to come back.” The 34-year-old faces up to 46 years in prison if he is convicted.