The man accused of beating and raping an 85-year-old woman last week is now being charged with the assault and rape of another senior citizen two years ago.
Sheriff Leon Lott said Thursday that Marquille Livingston now faces additional charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and grand larceny.
On Dec. 20, 2016, Lott said, Livingston broke into a 70-year-old woman’s Richland County home, shocked her multiple times with a stun gun and sexually assaulted her.
He also kept a “trophy,” an easily identifiable object belonging to the victim, Lott said.
The woman identified Livingston from a lineup after he was arrested last Saturday in connection with the Feb. 14 rape and beating of an 85-year-old woman in Richland County.
“He would not have stopped and that’s what the scary part is,” Lott said. “Livingston would have continued to be a monster, and I do not use that word very often, but he was a monster that preyed on our senior, elderly females in our commuinty.”
In the Feb. 14 attack, the 36-year-old is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and larceny.
Richland County deputies say Livingston forced his way into a home on Brighton Hill Road, a street he used to live on, in the early-morning hours, then beat and repeatedly sexually assaulted the 85-year-old victim.
The woman used her medical alert bracelet to call for help, but when an agent with the alert company answered, Livingston “took over the conversation and told them everything was fine,” the sheriff’s department has said.
Livingston is accused of taking cash and the victim’s watch when he left.
The sheriff department’s in-house DNA lab matched Livingston’s DNA, which was already on record with law enforcement, with evidence collected at the crime scene, Lott said.
“He thought he was smart. He’d been through the system,” Lott said. “He thought that he could conceal evidence that would rule out things and keep him from being caught, but he wasn’t smart.”
Neither victim personally knew her assailant, Lott said.
There could be other victims connected to Livingston, Lott said. He encouraged any victim of sexual assault to report it to law enforcement.
Livingston faces up to life in prison if convicted of first-degree burglary. First-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a sentence of up to 30 years.
Livingston’s prior criminal history spans nearly two decades, including convictions for assault and burglary.
His most recent conviction, in 2013, involved an original charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature — which carried a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. But Livingston pleaded down to second-degree assault and battery in that case and served one year probation, rather than prison time.
On Wednesday, Livingston waived his right to a bond hearing, meaning he’ll stay in jail at least six more months before a bond hearing might be held.
“I hope he never sees the light of day again,” Lott said.