Trial starts for accused serial rapist in DeKalb attacks

by: Richard Elliot Updated:

Gary Mincey is accused of attacking five different women between October and November 2011 in a series of assaults that prosecutors said terrified women all across the county.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - An accused serial rapist is on trial in DeKalb County on charges he robbed then raped or sexually assaulted five different women during a one-month period in 2011.

Gary Mincey is accused of attacking five different women between October and November 2011 in a series of assaults that prosecutors said terrified women all across the county. Investigators believe Mincey followed his victims home from nightclubs or a grocery store, then attacked them as they got out of their cars. All the victims were robbed while some were raped and others sexually assaulted.

"Our county was scared," prosecutor Patricia Jackson said during her opening remarks.  "Females in our county were terrified, didn't know what to do."

The first victim took the stand and testified about the attack.

"He told me not to scream, showed me the knife and the Taser," said the unidentified victim.  "He told me to stop crying and to shut the hell up."

Defense attorney Jamie Schickler said her client was innocent and denied every charge.  She claimed the prosecution's case is full of holes.

"The truth is Gary Mincey did not attack these women," said Schickler to the jury.  "It's those inconsistencies, the lack of evidence and the missing evidence in this case that will help you conclude that gary Mincey didn't do it."

Testimony will resume Wednesday morning.

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