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Atlanta man gets life sentence for rape after victim recognizes him at the train station six years later

Antonio White, 54, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after he was convicted for rape.

(Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

An Atlanta man was sentenced to life in prison Friday after he was accused of the rape of a woman who allegedly recognized him during a chance observation at a railway station six years after the attack.

Antonio White, 54, was waiting for a train on a MARTA subway station in Atlanta in October 2013 when he was spotted by his victim.

“She was overwhelmed by the moment and started screaming that he was the man who had raped her six years earlier,” Fulton County district attorney’s office said in a statement, adding it was the first time the woman had seen since White’s attack.

In August 2007, White spotted the unidentified victim walk to a MARTA subway station in Atlanta and offered her a ride. The wife accepted because she recognized him from the neighborhood where she previously lived, the district attorney’s office said.

But instead of her to her destination, White took her to an abandoned house, the prosecutor said. They tried to run away, but White chased her with a gun and managed to pull her back in the car, where he raped her, the district attorney’s office said.

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During the attack, prosecutors said, White threatened the victim: “Shut up that yelling [expletive] or I will kill you.”

The victim did not report it to the police and did not know the name of the man who raped her, the district attorney’s office said. She has, however, tell her friends and family about the attack.

After the victim identified White on the metro, MARTA police arrested him and turned him over to the Atlanta Police Department, WAGA-TV reported.

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During the investigation the police learned White had sexual several other women between 1983 and 2008, prosecutors said. He also had prior convictions for rape and robbery and had pleaded guilty to sexual battery in the past.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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