The “Med Center Rapist” pled guilty this morning to a Jan. 2017 attack of a local woman inside her apartment.
Anton Harris, 23, was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of “Alice Smith.” Evidence showed Harris approached “Smith” with a gun as she was trying to get into her apartment. Harris ordered the woman into her apartment where he sexually assaulted her while threatening to kill her. Before Harris left the apartment, he robbed Smith by demanding money. She told Harris she had a $100 bill in her car’s glovebox. He returned to the apartment and left the keys. Harris’s fingerprint was found in Smith’s car. DNA also linked Harris to six other victims. All of the crimes happened in apartment complexes in the Medical Center June of 2016 through May of 2017.
He was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the attack on Smith. Harris was previously sentenced to 99 years in prison in 2020 for another aggravated sexual assault case. That crime happened in May 2017. The Fourth Court of Appeals affirmed that conviction in April of this year. The remainder of the cases were taken into consideration and dismissed after Harris acknowledged his responsibility pleading true before the court. Harris has no more cases pending in Bexar County.
“This defendant terrorized half a dozen women and left many others in fear during the 12 months he preyed on women in the Medical Center. Now that he has finally taken responsibility for his crimes, I hope these victims all find comfort in knowing that he will never be able to harm them nor will they have to come to court and face him again,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.
Assistant District Attorneys Daryl Harris and Alaina Altis prosecuted these cases in the 399th District Court. The San Antonio Police Department investigated the crimes.