Antonio White

Life sentence for rapist after victim spots him at train station 6 years after attack

A Georgia man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for raping a woman who spotted him at an Atlanta train station six years after the August 2007 attack.

The Fulton County District Attorney’s office announced that Antonio White, 54, was sentenced to life without parole following his rape conviction Friday. The victim was at the Five Points MARTA station in Atlanta in October 2013 when she saw White for the first time since the attack—leading her to scream and alert police.

Prosecutors said the woman was walking to the Hamilton E. Holmes MARTA station in Atlanta when White drove up in his car and asked if she wanted a ride on the night of the attack. The woman knew White from where she previously lived and she accepted his offer, they wrote.

White drove the woman to an abandoned building instead, prompting her to open the car door and attempt to flee. White pursued her, grabbing her by the hair and pulling her back into the car before raping her.

“Shut up that screaming (expletive) or I’ll kill you,” White told the victim amid the attack, prosecutors said.

The woman didn’t know White’s real name and didn’t report the rape to police. During the trial, prosecutors presented evidence indicating that White was behind at least four other rapes.

“White would typically approach the women on foot and assault the victims in wooded areas,” they explained in the statement.

White also had prior rape and robbery convictions and had previously pleaded guilty to sexual battery.

 

[Featured image: Antonio White/Fulton County Sheriff’s Office]