Alleged victims testify against rapist

April 22, 2009 4:51:02 PM PDT
Alleged victims of a man who was convicted of rape Tuesday are giving their testimony in the punishment phase of the trial.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Sitting in court Wednesday afternoon, Bilford Dwight Junious is a convicted rapist, facing decades in prison and possibly eight more rape trials. Three of his victims took the stand to tell the jury what he did to them.

"'Do you want a good time,' I asked? And we made a deal," said the first woman.

The woman, an admitted prostitute, said what happened next was frightening.

"I knew inside right then something wasn't right," said the first woman.

The man she'd identified as Junious pulled a gun and in a remote corner of Acres Homes threatened her.

"I said, 'Are you going to kill me?' He said, 'I don't know we'll see,'" said the first woman.

She wasn't hurt, but she was just one of his alleged victims. Another woman was assaulted at knifepoint.

"He'd backed all the way up to where the dumpster was and there was no way out for me," said the second victim.

A third woman said she had a similarly terrifying experience.

"I reached for the $20. All of a sudden there was a knife. He put it to my throat and I started crying. I thought he was going to kill me," said the third woman.

There is little doubt Junious was a viscous rapist. The women's stories were incredibly hard to listen to, but the larger question surrounding this case from the beginning is whether Junious is guilty of more than just sexual assault?

The bodies of six women were found in and around Acres Homes in 2006 & 2007. Police tell us they've questioned Junious about the murders, but did not bring charges. In fact, no one has been charged in those crimes.

Houston police continue to work the cases. Just last week, we learned evidence was being tested by the FBI in connection with the unsolved murders, but nothing yet.

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