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Texas man accused of rapes convicted of 1 assault
Texas man accused in rapes of older women convicted of sexually assaulting disabled woman
By The Associated Press

EDNA, Texas (AP) ' A former Texas prison employee suspected of a being a serial rapist who targeted older women has been convicted of sexually assaulting a disabled woman.

Jurors rejected claims by Billy Joe Harris that he suffers from multiple personality disorder and found him guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting a disabled women.

The 54-year-old Harris was convicted of raping a woman in Edna, about 100 miles southwest of Houston. The Victoria Advocate reports that the jury deliberated for less than 10 minutes.



Harris still faces two charges of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit sexual assault related to the attack on the woman.

Authorities say DNA samples link him to five other assaults or attempted assaults over in central and Southeast Texas.


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