DNA testing leads to charges in elderly woman's rape in 2003


According to court documents, the victim, who was 77 at the time of the alleged incident, told police she was raped on August 8, 2003 in the dining room of her apartment on N. Braeswood. The woman says a man grabbed her from behind and dragged her to her bedroom as she screamed for help. Then she says the man punched her and threw her to the floor.

Court documents state the suspect stole her coin jar and piggy bank, then tied her hands together and sexually assaulted her. The woman says he took her purse too.

The woman said she did not see the suspect's face because the room was dark and she suffers from degenerative eye disease. She got a rape kit on the same day.

Then on September 21 of this year, DPS crime lab identified a DNA profile match with Wesley Bernard Gordon.

Gordon, 40, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of elderly person. He is not in custody.

Court records show Gordon has prior convictions for theft in 1990 and burglary of a motor vehicle in 1991.

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