DALLAS – A Plano man accused of being a violent serial rapist was convicted in a Dallas courtroom. Stanley Ledbetter now awaits his sentence.
Thirty-one year-old Ledbetter was on trial for the 2006 sexual assault of a Dallas woman.
Prosecutors said he broke into her apartment, raped her and forced her to withdraw money from two ATMs.
Police have also said DNA evidence links Ledbetter to several crimes including rapes and robberies dating back to 2005 in Frisco, Irving, Garland and Dallas.
He is accused of entering a Frisco woman’s home in April 2007 . He sexually assaulted her, stabbed her repeatedly and left her for dead, police said.
The woman survived the attack and helped police come up with a composite sketch. Officers in Plano matched it to him two years later during an ATM burglary investigation .
Jurors deliberated for about an hour on Friday before finding Ledbetter guilty.
He now faces up to life in prison as he enters the punishment phase of his trial.
Prosecutors are expected to reveal details about Ledbetter’s other alleged crimes during this part of the trial.