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Man accused of dumping son's body in trash can out on bond

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A man accused of dumping his 2-year-old son's body in a trash can and then filling it with 450 pounds of concrete is out on bond.

According to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, Roger Williams is out on a $250,000 bond on charges of homicide by child abuse. Court records state that Williams also posted bond in Charleston County where he is charged with obstruction of justice.

In February, Williams' girlfriend, Grace Trotman pleaded guilty for her part in the death of 2-year-old Rodricus Williams.

The tragic story started on July 6, 2010 with reports that the boy was missing after falling in the Battery in downtown Charleston. Authorities launched a massive search for the boy who was actually never in the water. Williams, and his live-in girlfriend, Trotman, were arrested.

Trotman admitted to an FBI agent that she made up the missing child story to cover up the child's death. In an affidavit, Roger Williams acknowledged the boy had an ongoing health condition that needed to be monitored. However, when Rodricus Williams fell ill, he instructed Trotman not to contact health care providers. He admitted to investigators he did not call for medical help either.

After the boy died, authorities were directed to an abandoned mobile home near Bowman in Orangeburg County where they found the body of 2-year-old Rodricus Williams.

Trotman entered a guilty plea in February on charges of homicide by child abuse and desecration of human remains. She could face 20 years in jail for the death of Rodricus Williams and up to 10 years for a desecration charge.

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