ATLANTA — He had a face she would never forget.
A vicious rapist was sent to prison for the rest of his life after a victim he had attacked six years earlier spotted him on a subway platform in Atlanta and alerted police.
Prosecutors say the woman began screaming when she laid eyes on Antonio White, 54, in October 2013, drawing the attention of transit police, who placed him under arrest.
Six years earlier, White had raped the woman at gunpoint as she walked home from another subway station and he offered her a ride. The woman, who knew White from when they used to live in the same housing complex, took him up on his offer, but he then drove her to an abandoned house.
Prosecutors say the victim was trapped inside the car because the door handle and button to control the window were missing. She eventually managed to get out and run, but White chased her with a gun and grabbed her by the hair and pulled her back inside the car where he raped her, authorities said.
During the attack, White said to the victim: “Shut up that screaming, bitch, or I’ll kill you.”
While the woman told relatives and friends what had happened, prosecutors say she never reported the attack to police, as she didn’t know White’s real name and believed nothing would come of the case.
But when White was arrested, cops quickly discovered he had sexually assaulted several other women in the housing complex where he had lived between 1983 and 2008. In several cases, he would approach the women on foot and assault them in wooded areas.
White had one prior rape conviction, a robbery conviction, and he previously pleaded guilty to sexual battery. For the 2007 attack, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.