Defense lawyer says there's more to the case than police have released

By Chris Harris
Updated February 05, 2016 01:50 PM
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Credit: Montgomery County Police

A Maryland couple is accused of binding the man’s son with plastic wrap and zip-tying him in place many over a seven month period, according to police .

Craig Williams, 42, and Nicole Williams, 39, of Clarksburg, Maryland, both face first-degree child abuse charges stemming from an investigation launched in early December, according to Maryland police records.

According to police, the boy was regularly wrapped up over the course of seven months, and sustained bruising and blistering as a result.

Craig and Nicole Williams are scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on Feb. 12; they have five other children, according to police, who range in age from 1- to 17-years-old.

On Friday, attempts to track down the couple’s relatives were unsuccessful.

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Lawyer for Father: ‘Much, Much More’ to the Story’

However, the attorney representing Craig Williams says there is “much, much more” to the story, telling PEOPLE that, once new evidence comes to light, “it will materially change the way the state’s attorney looks at this case.”

David Driscoll, the attorney, says police provided the media with a statement of charges against his client that are “by no means reflective of the entire situation and in no way includes any of the significant background in this case.”

Driscoll refused to elaborate, telling PEOPLE he’s legally constrained from discussing his client’s case in any detail.

Driscoll tells PEOPLE that detectives merely scratched the surface with their investigation, and suggests “they should have gone deeper into the background of the family and all of the circumstances the family has been contending with.”

He adds: “My client and his wife have already been branded in a very unfavorable light, and my position is that there is so much more to this than meets the eye or is even available for anyone who might be so interested to investigate.”

Calls to the prosecutors in this case were not returned Friday.