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'Twilight Rapist' Guilty in Another Case

By: AP
By: AP

A convicted rapist serving life in prison for attacking one Texas woman has pleaded guilty to another sexual assault.

DeWitt County District Attorney Mike Sheppard said Tuesday that Billy Joe Harris pleaded guilty to sexual assault in two attacks during 2009 on an elderly Yoakum woman.

Harris, known as the "Twilight Rapist" in attacks usually before dawn, was sentenced last Thursday to two 35-year prison terms. Those sentences will run concurrent with the life term Harris received last September for the 2009 sexual assault of a disabled woman in Edna.

Harris in April was convicted of a Leon County sexual assault and sentenced to 99 years, to be served consecutive to his life prison term. Sheppard says the Yoakum woman in last week's case testified in the first two trials.


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