Cypress man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of a
prolonged attack in which he smashed his way into an 86-year-old woman’s
home, beat her and repeatedly raped her, Harris
County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday.
Flynn Carlin II, 55 was naked and in the woman’s bedroom when he was
arrested by Houston Police in February 2020. He was convicted of sexual
assault of the elderly and sentenced by a jury.
the jury’s verdict, this vicious predator should never again set foot in
society,” Ogg said. “The woman was incredibly strong to not only
survive this horrific attack, but testify against
her attacker in court.”
horror began shortly after 7 a.m. on a weekday morning when Carlin
knocked on the woman’s front door. After she refused to let him in, he
went around the back of the house and used a lawn statuette
to smash through the sliding glass door.
woman testified that she feared he would kill her if she did not comply
with his demands. He broke her vertebra and knocked out some of her
teeth during the attack in which he repeatedly sexually
assaulted her over a four-hour period.
would periodically get tired and rest before resuming the attack. During
one of those rests, the woman’s granddaughter called and the woman was
able to crawl to her phone and let her daughter
know what was happened.
The granddaughter called 911 and Houston Police soon arrived.
was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Joseph Frank and Keegan
Childers of the Domestic Violence Division. The prosecutors asked jurors
to sentence Carlin to life.
speak for the community; you speak for the victim.” ADA Frank told the
jury. “This man can never again live freely in our community.”
the punishment phase of trial, the jury was informed that Carlin had
previously been convicted of the felony offenses of Burglary of a
Habitation in 1989, and Aggravated Assault in 1996.
In 2014 he was also convicted of two counts of Indecent Exposure and
was a registered sex offender. He was sentenced Tuesday afternoon.
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