Registered sex offender from Port Jervis sentenced in attempted rape case

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A registered sex offender from Port Jervis will spend up to 21 years behind bars for attempted rape, according to published reports. 

Lionel Williams, 45, has been sentenced after admitting to grabbing a woman and trying to rape her near the Delaware River last September.

The victim was able to get away.

The Times-Herald record is reporting Williams had been convicted twice before in similar cases.

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