Entering a plea late Wednesday, Reginald "Tex" Breaux admitted to raping two women and attempting to rape a third during a months-long series of attacks in 2008.
Breaux, 52, was apprehended in January 2009 after eyewitnesses to the violent, bloody attacks and DNA recovered at the scenes enabled Seattle police to identify him as the assailant. Had he not pleaded guilty, opening statements in the case were expected to begin Thursday morning in King County Superior Court.
Writing the court, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Julie Kays noted that, though spread across four months and around the industrial area south of Seattle's downtown, the offenses committed by Breaux were "remarkably similar."
"Each victim was homeless and under the influence of either drugs or alcohol," Kays told the court. "Each woman resisted the defendant's initial attack but stopped resisting once the defendant became more violent. …