Volusia County man accused of abusing foster children to be held in jail

Holly Hill police are happy to hear that Lawrence Williams is back in jail.

"We’re moving forward and we’re getting this guy off the streets," Chief Jeffrey Miller said. "So, we’re pretty excited to have him back in custody."

Williams is accused of sexually abusing at least four young girls he was caring for as a foster parent in a shed at his home in Holly Hill.

At his first appearance on Wednesday, Williams was given a bond and he posted it. An emergency bond hearing was then scheduled to see if Williams should be placed back in jail, but there was confusion during the hearing about who Williams’ lawyer is and whether he should have been given bond during his first appearance based on the charges he’s facing.

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The judge continued the bond hearing so these issues can be sorted out.

Holly Hill’s Police Chief was in the courtroom. His anger was amplified when he saw and heard from Williams.

"What upset me, he is not the victim in this case, even though he was acting like it in there," Chief Miller said. "These kids. These are the victims and it fires me up."

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