An Erie man accused of beating and raping
another man will be headed to trial.
37 year old Michael Williams was in
court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.
Erie police say he assaulted and raped a man back in June.
Investigators allege it happened along
the Bayfront Parkway near East 12th Street.
Williams faces charges including
criminal attempted homicide, rape and aggravated assault.
No trial date has been set.