Rapist to woman in Arlington: ‘Big girls don’t cry’

05/02/2014 9:46 AM

05/02/2014 9:48 AM

A 27-year-old man was sentenced to 99 years in prison on Thursday for grabbing a woman from her parked car in Arlington and raping her at gunpoint about a year ago.

Brandon Williams was convicted on Wednesday of aggravated sexual assault with a deadly weapon in the rape, which occurred April 13, 2013. During the sentencing phase of the trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Williams raped another woman on May 9, according to a news release from the Tarrant County district attorney’s office.

He must serve 30 years before he is eligible for parole, prosecutors said.

In the April case, the woman had stopped her car on the side of the road at Pioneer Parkway and Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington and was trying to get directions from her cellphone’s GPS when Williams approached.

He punched her in the jaw and dragged her kicking and screaming from her car into his vehicle, the news release said.

Her passenger tried to stop him but was overpowered, the release said.

Williams drove the woman to a remote location and sexually assaulted her at gunpoint, and then ordered her to stop crying while threatening to kill her.

“Big girls don’t cry,” Williams told her.

Then Williams drove her back to a spot near her car and told her to walk to where her friend was waiting, the release said.

During a rape exam at a hospital, medical personnel obtained a DNA sample and police got a description of Williams, the release said. The DNA sample matched one from Williams that was already in a database, and he was arrested, the release said.

Williams was later implicated in a rape in an Arlington apartment on May 9. That case has not gone to trial.

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