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A mom-of-two raped a decade ago by Jason Billingsley has blasted the Maryland justice system for releasing the ‘seasoned predator’ just seven years later to torture and kill more victims. 

Warped Billinglsey, 32, is charged with a shocking crime spree that culminated in the brutal murder of budding tech CEO Pava LaPere on Monday at her upscale Baltimore apartment. 

Ann Marie Neeper, 35, has bravely come forward to DailyMail.com to say she had no idea her attacker had been released until his face flashed up in news reports Tuesday afternoon revealing he was the prime suspect in Pava’s murder. 

She spent 24 hours refreshing for updates and fearing for her life until Billingsley was surrounded by a SWAT team late Wednesday night and taken into custody. 

‘When I heard the words ‘blunt force trauma’ it all came flooding back. I can remember how hard those hits felt, how his d**k got harder the more he hurt me,’ Ann Marie told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.

Ann Marie Neeper, 35, bravely agreed to speak to DailyMail.com about her horrific assault at the hands of murder suspect Jason Billingsley a decade ago

Jason Billingsley, 32, was released from prison almost a year ago only to embark on another violent crime spree that culminated in his arrest on Wednesday for tech CEO Pava LaPere’s murder 

‘All I could think about was that he had years to sit there in prison thinking ‘I should have killed her’. I don’t know why he let me go. I just feel so bad for Pava’s family.

‘It could have all been prevented. That young lady could still be here. That couple could be less scarred. 

‘If they would have taken the time to understand that he was a dangerous person and not just a case.’ 

The powerfully-built sex offender bludgeoned 26-year-old Pava to death while on the run for terrorizing a young couple in a violent home invasion and arson attack that took place one week earlier. 

Billingsley was handed a 30-year prison sentence in 2015 for assault and attempted rape but accepted a plea deal that suspended 16 years of his stretch. 

He shaved off another five with ‘good time credits’ serving just nine years and three months behind bars from the day of his arrest in 2013 to October last year when he was freed. 

When Billingsley posed as a Good Samaritan to lure Ann Marie into an empty home and rape her ten years ago she was in the throes of drug addiction. 

But she remembers a meticulous police investigation, picking him out of a photo lineup, multiple interviews and then a State’s Attorney taking the reins. 

Ann Marie locked eyes on Billingsley at his sentencing two years later but he barely glanced at her and showed little emotion as a judge questioned why the plea deal could see him freed in 14 years, less than the 15 to 20 specified in sentencing guidelines. 

Billingsley has a criminal record dating back to 2009, and was sentenced to 30 years in 2015 – but released after only nine

Billingsley was described by the commissioner of Baltimore police as a repeat violent offender

Assistant State’s Attorney Robert ‘Trey’ Perkins III described the rape as ‘horrible’ but said Ann Marie was ‘pleased with the arrangement’ and wanted to avoid the trauma of reliving her ordeal in front of a jury, according to a court transcript. 

Ann Marie, who bravely agreed to be pictured and named for this article, doesn’t recall anyone ever asking if she was OK with the deal. 

‘The State’s Attorney took care of everything. I remember the 30 years and then a teen number. But I was in substance abuse treatment at the time and in deep psychotherapy because of how Jason traumatized me,’ she recalled.

‘Of course, I wanted him to get longer but I just figured, with all the self-loathing, the drug addiction, the lack of self-worth, that I was just glad someone had believed me.

‘I guess I minimized it. I mean he didn’t kill me, that’s how I felt at the time. Looking back, that wasn’t enough. They had DNA, they had the guy, they should have pushed for more.’

In the wake of the rape Ann Marie was at rock bottom but she was determined to turn her life around and kick her drug habit for the sake of her daughters, now aged 11 and 15.

Ann Marie described the night her attacker posed as a Good Samaritan and lured her into a building before flying into a violent rage

She went into rehab, underwent therapy and has been sober since 2015. She works as a certified peer recovery specialist helping women escape the same cycle of violence and drugs.

Ann Marie first crossed paths with Billingsley on the night of June 23, 2013 when she had an argument with her boyfriend and left the house to get some air.

As she sat on the stoop of a neighboring home he approached her, consoled her and asked if she needed a place to sleep the night.

‘On first impression he looked like a nice young man. He came and sat down and introduced himself as Jason. He had seen I was upset, and he said, I live right across the street. Why don’t you come in?’ Ann Marie said.

Billingsley said he had locked himself out and would have to lift Ann Marie through an unlocked window.

She didn’t think that was strange because it was commonplace for addicts and homeless people to live in abandoned homes in drug-ravaged west Baltimore.

‘He was friendly, he made jokes. But when I went to the bathroom he kept knocking on the door. He pushed the door open and he was standing there in just his boxers,’ Ann Marie continued.

When she tried to grab her purse and leave, Billingsley flew into a violent rage.

‘I didn’t even make it to the other side of the doorway. He was holding me up with one hand and he was hitting me with the other.

‘My legs were dangling and kicking in the air. He was choking me so hard that all I wanted to do was breathe,’ Ann Marie said.

Billingsley is the prime suspect in the brutal murder of Baltimore tech CEO Pava LaPere, 26, who was found on the roof of her apartment on Monday

Police sources confirmed to DailyMail.com that LaPere’s badly-beaten body was found on the roof of her luxury apartment building

The repeat offender was arrested at the Marc train station in Bowie, Maryland on Monday

‘I lost control of my bowels. I peed on myself. And then, I lost consciousness. The only thing in my mind as I blacked out was how the police would have to go round to my mother’s house and tell my daughters that I had been strangled and raped.’

When she awoke on a bed next to Billingsley, Ann Marie first claimed she was having an asthma attack then told the pervert that she had hepatitis C, a lie designed to deter him from penetrating her.

He forced her to give him oral sex instead.

‘He was smacking me in the head , punching me, choking me. He called me all kinds of names – whore, white bitch. After he finished he took me to the kitchen where he opened a cabinet and put a steak knife to my throat.

‘He said my name ain’t Jason. If you tell anybody that this happened and you bring them here, I’m gonna kill you and anybody else that you hang out with. He took some money out of my purse and let me out the front door.

‘My eyes were swelled shut. I was barefoot. I could barely swallow or talk.’

Ann Marie reported the rape immediately and detectives retrieved Billingsley’s DNA from her face and a piece of chewing gum.

He was arrested and convicted of his third crime having already committed first degree-assault in 2009 and second-degree assault in 2011.

When Billingsley applied for parole in 2020 and 2022 he was refused on both occasions.

But under Maryland law, he had earned enough credits for his good behaviour behind bars that he was set free last October.

Billingsley’s mother (pictured) apologized to the LaPere’s family  and said she doesn’t understand what could have motivated her son if he is responsible

Ann Marie, who still suffers from PTSD and nightmares, didn’t receive so much as a phone call.

‘Good behavior? Evidently, he’s a good actor. There was no rehabilitation. All he did was sit in there while his hunger to rape grew. And they let him go free, with no leash – a seasoned rapist,’ she told DailyMail.com.

‘What really upsets me is that they didn’t even tell me he was getting out. He could have walked right past me in the street and I wouldn’t have known as he looks so different now.’

Billingsley was named Tuesday afternoon as the prime suspect in the killing of entrepreneur Pava, a rising star in the tech world who mentored young people and made the prestigious Forbes ’30 Under 30′ list for social impact.

He was already subject to multiple outstanding warrants for failing to register as a sex offender, stealing a gun and forcing his way into a couple’s home to commit rape, robbery and arson on September 19.

Billingsley choked his 26-year-old female victim, slashed at her legs and throat, then set fire to her basement bedroom.

She managed to clamber to safety though a window along with her boyfriend, Jonte Gilmore, 26, who was beaten, handcuffed and forced to watch his partner being raped multiple times.

Gilmore described the gruesome attack on Thursday in an interview with DailyMail.com from his hospital bed in a Baltimore burns unit.

Jonte Gilmore, 26, spoke to DailyMail.com from his hospital bed in a Baltimore burns unit after he and his girlfriend were bound and tortured in a gruesome arson attack by murder suspect Jason Billingsley

 The underground bedroom is strewn with scorched clothes, charred furniture and wrecked electrical items. At the center is a bed covered with ash and debris

Police kept details of the crime secret until Wednesday morning – even after DailyMail.com ran an exclusive story the previous evening revealing that Billingsley was the prime suspect.

Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley told reporters that detectives did everything they could to track down Billingsley before finally surrounding him with a SWAT team at a train station Wednesday night and taking him in.

By then Ann Marie had spent more than 24 hours refreshing news sites for updates, too petrified to work or leave the smart Baltimore apartment where she lives with her daughters and fiancé.

When he was finally under lock and key, charged with first degree murder and a fresh string of felonies, she checked his mugshot just to make sure it was really ‘Jason’.

‘Baltimore city is overwhelmed with crime but they should have at least put something on the news earlier, asking people to be on the lookout,’ Ann Marie said.

‘The system failed the community and now this young woman, her life is lost, her family is devastated, and the couple is traumatized forever.

‘Things need to change. It’s not OK that people are dying and getting raped. You can’t just think that you can put people in jail for a little while and they are gonna get better.

‘Make the time fit the crime.’

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