A Texas man was recently arrested and charged with several counts of sexual assault for luring women to his apartment under the pretense of inking them for free or at reduced prices then raping them. Before being arrested, the suspected assaulted at least 13 women.
Texas Man Posed Online as Newbie Tattoo Artist
Chapman Edward Swindell, a 38-year-old Lewisville resident, was arrested on the 27th of January and charged with several counts of sexual assault. According to the authorities, Swindell posted online as an aspiring tattoo artist and told his victims that he would be more than willing to ink them for free or at a reduced price for exposure and networking.
His latest victim told the authorities that, back in September, the Texas man asked her to meet him at his apartment in order to finish working on her tattoo. The woman recalls being on the chair and asking him mid-procedure to stop, as she was in pain.
Allegedly, the man told her that drinking a glass of whiskey Coke will help ease the pain. Swindell also proposed to have sex. The woman refused, and after finished working on her tattoo, he pinned her to the bed and raped her.
According to the authorities, the woman’s recollection of the event was consistent with Swindell’s MO – he would offer his victims drinks or drugs before raping them. Further investigations revealed that the woman coaxed and raped in September wasn’t Swindell’s only victim, the detectives identifying 13 other women who have been sexually assaulted by the Texas man.
On the 27th of January, Swindell was taken into custody and formally charged with several counts of sexual assault. According to court documents, the Texas man served a two-year sentence between 2011 and 2013 for aggravated assault, followed by a six-month sentence for assaulting an elderly person.
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