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Serial rapist to spend life in prison for 2014 crime

August 10, 2018

A serial rapist received a life sentence Friday after being convicted in a 2014 rape and suspected in nearly a dozen others.

A Harris County jury sentenced Reginald Bond, 40, after a six-day trial in the felony case, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Seven of those alleged crimes occurred in St. Louis and four occurred in Harris County, prosecutors said.

A Houston woman told Bond from the witness stand that she hopes he will “have to sleep with one eye open” for the rest of his life.

“Because justice was served today, I will be able to sleep better tonight,” the woman said.

Bond targeted women who lived in large apartment complexes, were alone and fell asleep in while watching TV, according to the news release. Bond would cover himself with a sheet or towel and sneak into their apartments under the cover of darkness with the intent to sexually assault them, the release said.

“Bond is every woman’s worst nightmare,” Assistant District Attorney Kristina Roberts said. “He terrorized them in the very places where they should feel the safest.”

Attorney Danny Easterling, who defended Bond, said his client gave notice of appeal. He will be eligible for parole in 30 years.

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