Crime Trial date set for man accused in 5 Medical Center rapes
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A judge Wednesday set a January trial date for a San Antonio man accused of raping five women in the Medical Center area.
Anton Harris is accused of raping five women, either at gun- or knifepoint, in and around the Medical Center area on the Northwest Side.
San Antonio police have accused Harris of a crime spree that began in 2015 when he was 16 and ended in 2017 with his arrest, two days after he graduated from high school.
He is charged in five aggravated sexual assaults and one aggravated robbery. He faces six life sentences, his attorney Jonathan Watkins said.
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Separately, Harris sought to have Judge Frank J. Castro recused from hearing the cases. Castro in August denied a plea agreement that would have sent Harris, 20, to prison for a maximum term of 40 years, citing “strong objections” from one of the alleged victims.
When Castro refused to recuse himself, 4th Administrative Regio Judge Sid Harle denied the motion.
Castro set Jan. 21 for trial.
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