$1 million bond for alleged serial rapist

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 19:18:57-04

The man accused of violently raping four women 15 years ago was back in court for the first time since he was forced to get the DNA sample that connected him to the crimes.


Brandon Weathers, 41, is formally charged with four counts of 1st degree sexual assault in Douglas County Jail Court.  Judge Stephanie Shearer sets his bond at $1 million – 10%.


Weathers is accused of raping four women between the ages of 17-23 in 2002 and 2004.  He allegedly broke in through a screen window, tied them up, and raped them.


He was already serving more than 100 years for raping his 13-year-old foster daughter.  In 2017 he was forced to give a DNA sample, and it matched the old cases.


"It's good that we finally get to move forward to seek justice for all these victims that have waited so long,” said Brenda Beadle, Douglas County Chief Deputy Attorney.


Weathers will stay in the Douglas County Jail until his next court date in August.


If convicted he faces up to 200 years in prison on the four counts.  Weathers denied an interview request on Friday.