LANCASTER – A convicted murderer released from prison after serving more than three decades behind bars was found guilty Friday of drugging and raping a woman inside his Agua Dulce trailer two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
An Antelope Valley jury deliberated just over an hour before convicting 75-year-old Arthur Eugene Lindsey of nine felony counts, including rape of an unconscious person, rape by use of drugs, oral copulation of an unconscious person, sexual penetration by a foreign object and possession of a firearm by a felon with three priors, according to Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami.
The jury also found true allegations that Lindsey had previously been convicted in 1965 of first-degree murder and first-degree murder in the perpetration of rape for the killing of a 21-year-old woman in Indiana and for failing to file a change of address as a sex offender in 2005 in California, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Jurors acquitted Lindsey of a misdemeanor charge of obstructing or delaying a peace officer.
On June 3, 2013, the victim, who was 29 years old at the time, was drugged and raped for two days inside Lindsey’s Agua Dulce trailer, the prosecutor said.
On June 5, 2013, a parole officer discovered Lindsey sexually assaulting the unconscious victim during a surprise parole check, according to court testimony.
The victim acknowledged that she had consumed alcohol Lindsey gave her after he offered her a ride in his BMW, but said she hadn’t taken amphetamines, opiates and benzodiazepines that were found in her system, Hatami said.
Lindsey’s phone contained numerous photos of the woman while she was passed out, Hatami said.
Lindsey is set to be sentenced April 9 at the Antelope Valley courthouse in Lancaster. He faces more than 100 years to life in state prison.
20 comments for "Convicted murderer found guilty of raping unconscious victim"
How does this happen! Rapists should be sent to the gas chamber. Unbelievable.
Nancy P says
Nancy P says
Awesome this registered sex offender was REALLY living at the address he gave to the parole office. He could have said he was homeless, registered in another county, or very easily been living at a licensed daycare, and hiding in shower stalls, piles of clothes or running out the back door, when investigators came to check on other crimes at the same house. Sometimes the system works and sometimes it doesn’t.
as a convict i apologize you to all of you we don’t even like to let scum like that make it out of the system alive but we cant get them all
Good job to the parole officer! You probably saved that woman’s life. Keep up the good work. Only 16,000 to 23,000 more parolees to go.
I was a juror on this case! Pretty happy with the outcome. If you only knew the other information that the Sheriffs told us after court!
Being raised by a man like that, I can pretty much guess what they told you. I went through the same kind of thing except I wasn’t 29 by a long shot.
ray Lindsey says
Dad I will be there for ur hearing I love you miss you ..
This guy should of been put down years ago just like any other no good criminal. He’s a coward and deserves to die. Happy face XxOOo
You should be locked up with him
Spoken like a true liberal!
how do you show support to a person like that does not matter if he is your father he’s a rapist and a murderer put him down why give him the chance to go to trial.why was he out to begin now in days a drug dealer is a way worse person than a rapist and a murderer how f***is the system lol
A murderer released from prison so he can rape? Thank a liberal!
Ehhh... No. says
Bzzzt! Wrongo Bob. If you had done any research into this before popping off with your ignorant political claptrap, you would have found that this guy was convicted in Indiana – a seriously Republican state – in 1965 and paroled there in 1988… By a Republican supermajority government, who foisted him off to California.
Murdering rapists coming to California? Thank a Republican!
Politics has nothing to do with this – just a broken system. Blame it on the crusades.
75 YRS OLD AND HERE WHEN WERE PROTESTING AGAINST PILLOWCASE RAPIST SEVERAL TIMES I WAS TOLD OH THIS MAN IS OLD NOW HE ISNT GONNA DO ANYTHING ANYMORE HERE YOU GO ANTELOPE VALLEY THIS GUY IS 75 THE PILLOW CASE RAPIST IS IN HIS 60’S STOP LETTING ANTELOPE VALLEY BE A DUMPING GROUND FOR HIGH RISK RAPIST
Good thing that officer threw a surprise visit on him… This woman may have ended up dead!
We can only hope he will stays in CDC care until he expires which I hope it will be soon. Great job for the parole board letting this monster out
Sometimes the system works, sometimes it doesn’t.
off with his head!