TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa man is spending life in prison after admitting and pleading guilty to sexually assaulting three women on Friday.
Tulsa police arrested Brandon Bills in October 2021. He was suspected to be connected to three sexual assaults in the 41st and 129th areas that happened over the course of a month last year.
Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said during a news conference that the arrest came after a covert investigation that lasted several weeks. It also utilized investigators and resources from several areas of the police department.
All of the sexual assaults happened at or near the apartment complex where Bills lived at the time.
All three victims fit the same demographic and had no previous encounters or relationships with Bills prior to their assaults. Evidence from TPD shows Bills took notes about women, including where they lived and their habits.
Bills broke into at least two of the victims’ apartments while they and their minor children were present. He tackled a third victim outside her apartment as she was returning home from work.
At the time of his arrest, Bills was only booked on one charge of rape. Since his arrest, his charges expanded to include additional charges of rape, larceny, and several others. He pled guilty in court and received multiple life sentences, according to the Tulsa County DA's office.
“The women, in this case, showed tremendous strength and courage in not only fighting off their attacker but also in coming forward to report and testify,” said Tulsa County Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Elmore. “Their bravery and strength are highlighted when contrasted with the cowardly acts of Brandon Bills. Our office also commends the fine work of the Tulsa Police Department for finding and apprehending this violent sexual predator.”
The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office encourages anyone to report to their local police department if they have been the victim of a sexual assault.
Domestic Violence Intervention Services offers a handful of resources for victims of sexual assault:
You have the ability to call and talk to someone 24 hours a day. Call 918.7HELP.ME (918-743-5763) to speak with an advocate. DVIS works with the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) program to ensure timely and accurate collection of forensic evidence for use in prosecuting suspected rapists.
Visit this page to find out more ways to get help.
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