Victims recall chilling encounter with accused serial rapist

by: Richard Elliot Updated:

Gary Mincey is accused of robbing and sexually assaulting five women over a one-month period in 2011.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Jurors heard testimony from two more sexual assault victims Wednesday in the trial of a DeKalb County man accused in a series of attacks.

Gary Mincey is accused of robbing and sexually assaulting five women over a one-month period in 2011.  The attacks caused fear among many women across the county.  Police said Mincey would follow his victims home from either a nightclub or a grocery store before attacking them outside their homes, usually in or near their cars.

Channel 2’s Richard Elliot has been covering the trial at which the first two victims testified Tuesday. Wednesday, jurors heard from victims 3 and 4.

"I was grabbed from behind, a hand put over my mouth," victim 3 testified.  She said she was raped in her own garage.  "I was praying, praying for this to stop and to stop soon."

Victim 4 testified that she was attacked outside her home on Thanksgiving Day 2011.

"It scared me because he had a gun to my head, kept pushing the gun into my temple and said give me your keys," she said.

The victims told jurors that the only thing that stopped the attack is when her unsuspecting daughter came outside. She said her attacker seemed spooked.

"He said, if she comes out here to this car, I am going to kill her," she said.

She said the attacker ran away afterwards.

Testimony is expected to continue Thursday.


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