63-year-old Marrying Millions star Bill Hutchinson was arrested on Tuesday and charged with the sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl at his Dallas home. Investigators also uncovered a video of another minor accusing Bill of similar behavior at his residence in California.
Bill was arrested and booked into the Highland Park jail near Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, July 6. He has been charged with sexual assault after an alleged incident involving a 17-year-old high school student that was living in his house. The alleged assault took place on May 7 and was reported to Dallas police last month. The charge is a second-degree felony. (17 is the age of consent in Texas.)
According to the affidavit obtained by Fox News, the alleged victim moved in with Bill and his 23-year-old fiancée Brianna Ramirez in March of this year “so she could finish her junior year of school at the local high school as her family moved to another area of the state.” Also residing in the home were Bill’s “13-year-old biological son, a 16-year-old daughter of his ex-wife, and another 17-year-old female who witnesses claimed Hutchinson has legal guardianship of.”
Bill Hutchinson’s mug shot photos from his arrest:
More on the allegations against Bill from the affidavit via Fox News:
She claims Hutchinson “inappropriately” touched her while she was in her bedroom, including “massages, touching of her breast and nipples.”
The alleged victim claimed to police that Hutchinson also “digitally penetrated her vagina with his finger without her consent” when she was intoxicated and had fallen asleep on the couch.
She claimed she was “frozen with fear and [Hutchinson] only stopped when he noticed blood on his finger,” the affidavit states.
In addition to the details about the alleged assault, the young woman also told police that Bill provided alcohol and allowed marijuana usage for the young people living in the home.
During the course of their investigation, police say they obtained “video involving another minor in the home alleging similar behavior by Hutchinson at his residence in Laguna Beach, California.”
Bill issued the following statement to TMZ after news broke about his arrest:
I’m innocent of this charge and accusation. Anyone who knows me in this city knows that I am not capable of assault, sexual or otherwise. Hopefully all of my colleagues and friends will give me the benefit of the doubt until I prove my innocence in court.
UPDATE – Bill Hutchinson has been charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl in California. Click the link for all the latest.
— NancyLew (@nancylew13) August 6, 2019