WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) --- A former subcommittee staff director at the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee has been charged with drugging several women and taking advantage of them sexually while they were under the influence of the drugs.

He was in that committee job at the time the alleged attacks took place in the summer of 2010, but has since left the committee for private industry.

The government has charged Donny Ray Williams, 36, of Northeast DC with 10 counts, including an allegation that he distributed a photograph of a partially naked woman that was taken without her consent.

Williams told 9News on Friday that he is "absolutely innocent of every single charge, and I've never done any crime in my life, and I've never been arrested for shop lifting or anything.

"And, I certainly wouldn't start with something
as heinous as what the charges were, and I just pray the truth will come out."

Although the schedule could change, it appears the case will go to trial early next year.

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