The man accused of violently raping four women 15 years ago was back in court Friday for the first time since he was forced to get the DNA sample that connected him to the crimes.
Brandon Weathers, 40, already in prison for raping his 13-year-old foster daughter, was formally charged with four counts of first-degree sexual assault.
Judge Stephanie Shearer set his bond Friday at $1 million in Douglas County court. Weathers is accused of raping four women ages 17-23 in 2002 and 2004. He allegedly broke in through a screen window, tied them up, and raped them.
In 2017, he was forced to give a DNA sample which was then matched to the old cases. “These victims have waited so long and to be able to have a law that requires convicted felons to give up their DNA shows the power in it, “said Brenda Beadle, Douglas County chief deputy attorney.
He’ll stay in the Douglas County jail until his next court date in August. If convicted on all counts, he faces up to 200 years in prison.