As part of plea agreement, Richard Norman "Chip" Williams, the former NASCAR spokesman who has been jailed since being arrested and charged in January, has plead guilty to three sexual offenses: sexual abuse of a minor, enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity and sexual exploitation of a child. All counts stem from Williams' relationship with one minor.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Greensboro, N.C., says he faces 15 to 30 years in federal prison and will be sentenced in April. According to the plea agreement, the law requires him to serve at least five years on the enticement of a minor charge and at least 15 years on the sexual exploitation charge.
Williams was investigated by the Guilford County Sheriff's Office, the Greensboro Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In February, he was also charged by Guilford County and is scheduled to appear Feb. 20 in Guilford County Superior Court on those charges.
Williams was NASCAR's spokesman from 1982-1994 before operating the now defunct Williams Co. of America, which handled public relations for Petty Enterprises, Bobby Labonte, Derrick Cope, John Andretti among others.