Man accused in Texas rapes claims sexual abuse, visits by aliens
September 19, 2011 at 8:24 PM CDT - Updated June 25 at 11:10 AM
EDNA, Texas (AP) - A former Texas prison employee accused of a being a serial rapist who targeted older women tells jurors at his trial in Southeast Texas he was sexually abused as a child and has been visited by aliens.
Billy Joe Harris testified on Monday after prosecutors rested their case. His attorney says Harris suffers from multiple personality disorder.
The 54-year-old Harris is being tried for the alleged rape of a disabled woman in Edna, about 100 miles southwest of Houston. During his testimony, Harris told jurors abuse by his sixth grade teacher and her husband led to him having sex with animals.
Authorities say DNA samples also link Harris to five other assaults or attempted assaults over two years in Central and Southeast Texas. He has charges pending in those cases.
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