Assault, Burglary Counts : D.A. Files 19 New Charges Against Sex-Attack Suspect
Nineteen more sexual-assault and burglary charges were filed Monday against a Lancaster man accused of attacking at least 10 women, including one who bit off part of one of his fingers, the district attorney’s office said.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Alex Kessel said Terry Allen Wilson, 30, will be arraigned today in San Fernando Municipal Court on the new charges, which include eight counts of rape, seven counts of burglary, three counts of forced oral copulation and one count of attempted sodomy.
The additional charges against Wilson involve seven incidents in which a masked intruder broke into the apartments of single women in Burbank and North Hollywood in the early morning to rape and rob them, North Hollywood Detective Gary Barthelmess said.
Trial on Five Counts
Wilson last month was ordered to stand trial on five counts of burglary and attempted rape in three incidents in which he allegedly attacked women as they slept in their apartments in North Hollywood and Burbank.
Police originally suspected that Wilson may have been responsible for as many as 45 similar attacks in Burbank, Toluca Lake, North Hollywood and Studio City, dating from June, 1984, but chemical tests provided strong evidence of a connection between Wilson and only 10 of those attacks, Kessel said.
Wilson, a machinist at a Burbank factory, was arrested at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Panorama City on July 26 just hours after a North Hollywood woman told police she had bitten off part of her assailant’s finger during the attack. Wilson was at the hospital seeking treatment for his injury, police said.
Wilson, scheduled to appear for trial on the original five charges on Oct. 18, is being held at Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. Kessel said he would seek to consolidate both sets of charges after a preliminary hearing on the new charges.