ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Atlanta Police said they made an arrested after a video surfaced and claims a woman was sexually assaulted at Midtown nightclub.
Dominique Williams, 34, was taken into custody and charged with sodomy on Tuesday a day after charges were filed, Atlanta Police confirmed Wednesday night.
Investigators said the assault took place at Opera Atlanta nightclub on the January 20 and was streamed live on Facebook.
Williams turned himself in to authorities.
The victim, who is no longer in the state of Georgia but is cooperating with investigators, has retained well-known Atlanta attorney Chris Stewart. Even though the law firm named the woman in their release, FOX 5 Atlanta has chosen not to identify her because she is the victim of a possible sexual assault.
The victim's attorneys said Thursday morning they have reason to believe certain people were paid to make false statements about the victim, which were spread by social media accounts, blogs and podcasts.
"We are conducting an investigation into these allegations and will pursue criminal charges and civil damages against those responsible," the victim's attorneys said.
Stewart said his firm has uncovered a "massive security failure" by the nightclub which will be "shocking to the general public."
Williams also retained a well-known Atlanta lawyer, Shequel Ross.
On Tuesday, the law firm put out a statement refuting the claims. The statement read in part:
“There were people in very close proximity to Mr. Williams and [victim's] consensual dance--and they were not alerted, nor did they offer assistance because nothing resembling an assault was taking place.”
The statement also mentioned that security and police at the club were not alerted to the incident.
Police said the nightclub has been cooperating with investigators on the case. The case remained under investigation by the APD Special Victims Unit.