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Brandon Carter gets all felony charges dismissed in sexual assault cases

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A man accused of sexually assaulting three women in the last year, had been let off on attempted sexual charges a number of times in the past, court records show.

29-year old Brandon Carter was first charged in 2011 with attempted sexual assault after he was accused of attacking a mother in the Greenspoint area.

In an exclusive interview with ABC13, his accuser says she was just about to unlock her front door when she was attacked from behind.

“Someone had grabbed me by the neck and I was fighting them off,” she said.

The woman says her dress was pulled off and her attacked tried to force his hands in her private areas. She continued to fight.

“I don’t know what would have happened if he dragged me into my apartment.”

Carter was later arrested and indicted. While awaiting trial he bonded out and he was accused again. Fort Bend police say less than a month after bonding out, he broke into a woman’s Richmond home.

She also shared her story with ABC 13 exclusively.

“I just remember I said ‘What are you doing here?’ and when I said that, I knew that there wasn’t gonna be a good answer. I ran into my bedroom. He pushed the door down and I fell on my back and I just started kicking and screaming.”

Several months later Carter was arrested again and facing another attempted sexual assault charge. Soon after, his charge in Harris County was dismissed.

According to court documents, the charge was dismissed because Carter was now charged with a first degree felony in Fort Bend.

During his trial in Fort Bend, his Harris County accuser was brought to testify against him, along with his accuser in Richmond.

Both women say they were shamed by Carters defense.

“The defense drug my name through the mud. He made up stories about me,” one of the women said.

Carters charge was dismissed yet again. According to court documents the judge cited, “Identification Suppression.” The defense had likely argued the women could not prove Carter was there attacker due to his identity beyond a reasonable doubt.

One of the women said, “I did everything possible that I could to try and bring him to justice so that he wouldn’t do this to anyone else.”

Houston police say Carter is suspected to be behind three violent sexual assaults in the last year.

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CORONAVIRUS HOUSTON: HOV lanes, Park & Rides suspended as METRO adjusts policies

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — METRO announced major changes that will effect hundreds of residents living in the greater Houston area.

As of Monday, March 30, METRO will only focus on connecting riders to essential destinations, like work or the grocery store following the ‘Stay Home, Work Safe” order issued by County Judge Lina Hidalgo.

Most Park & Rides will be suspended until further notice and all HOV lanes will be closed.

METRO also promises extra staff will be on hand to disinfect buses during the day.

Park & Ride

The following Park & Ride routes serving the Texas Medical Center will operate on a regular weekday schedule:

  • 170-171 Missouri City Express/Fort Bend Town Center
  • 292 West Bellfort/Westwood/TMC
  • 297 South Point/Monroe/TMC
  • 298 Kingsland/Addicks/NWTC/TMC
  • 291 Conroe Park & Ride will only run 6:30 a.m. inbound and 4:30 p.m. outbound trips.
  • All other Park & Ride service is suspended.

Local Bus/ Community Connectors

  • Local bus routes will continue to run on a modified Saturday schedule seven days a week.
  • Red and Blue routes will be reduced to service every 30 minutes.
  • Green Routes will follow their normal Saturday schedule.
  • Route designations can be found on bus stop signs.
  • Community Connector routes will continue to operate.

METRORail

  • The Red Line will operate a modified Sunday schedule every 12 minutes.
  • The Purple Line will run on a modified Sunday schedule every 18 minutes.
  • The Green Line will run bus shuttles every 20 minutes.
  • The Texas Medical Center rail shuttle from Fannin South to Hermann Park/Rice U station will operate every 12 minutes during weekday morning and afternoon peak times.

HOV/HOT Lanes

  • All HOV/HOT Lanes will be closed.

METROLift

  • The number of passengers in each vehicle is being reduced to allow social distancing which may extend wait times.

Social Distancing

  • Seating on METRO vehicles has been reduced by 50 percent.

  • Boarding and exiting is through the rear door unless accessibility needs require front door entry.

  • As employers and schools adhere to the Stay Home Order, METRO ridership has decreased allowing for more space among passengers. (Total fixed route ridership Thursday, March 26, 2020 was 130,000 boardings, down 53 percent from one year ago)
  • Fares are suspended temporarily.

  • METRO RideStore locations are currently closed.

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Follow Katherine Whaley on Facebook and Twitter to stay ahead of traffic tie-ups.

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Little girl writes poem thanking H-E-B workers for hard work

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H-E-B has made a commitment to standing strong during the COVID-19 outbreak, and one little girl has taken notice!

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