FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have re-arrested an elderly Broward County man, more than 25 years after a 17-year-old girl accused him of drugging and raping her and five years after his son gave prosecutors a video appearing to document the incident.

Louis Bianculli appeared before a judge on Friday morning. The 75-year-old faces several charges, including sexual assault with a deadly weapon.

The charges are similar to the one that landed him in jail back in 2015: sexual assault on a minor.

The latest allegation stems from an incident that, police said, happened in a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood back in 1995, when the suspect was in his late 40s.

“I do find that there is probable cause,” said the judge at Friday’s bond hearing.

Detectives said the suspect lured a 17-year-old girl to his home, then drugged and raped her on three separate occasions.

The alleged victim told police at the time she made the allegation that Bianculli covered her face with a surgical mask and told her to breathe in.

In terms of one of the most recent charges the suspect is facing, police said the deadly weapon in this case is whatever chemical was used on the mask.

In her report, Fort Lauderdale Police detective Yvette Martinez wrote that the alleged victim “remembers passing out and waking up, she did not know where she was.”

After the teen reported the crime, police contacted Bianculli. Martinez wrote that the suspect “admitted to having sex with the victim” and was even “concerned about her age because she was not 18 years old.”

“Those are different levels of depravity that this man has. It’s a different kind of monster,” said Adriana Alcalde, the alleged victim’s attorney.

The 17-year-old went to police, but the Broward County State Attorney’s Office declined to charge Bianculli.

“Once it went to the state attorney’s office, they made that determination. Fort Lauderdale Police closed their case,” said Martinez.

A memo dated Nov. 21, 1995, from Broward Assistant State Attorneys Bradley Weissman and Dennis Siegel reads in part, “It appears … that the sole issue in this matter is whether or not the victim consented to sexual relations with the defendant.”

The memo goes on to state, “It does not appear that a reasonable jury could find that the three occasions were non-consensual.”

“I find it outrageous. I’m glad that the current state attorney has picked up this case,” said Alcalde.

Police said Bianculli videotaped those encounters. In 2017, his son gave the tape to prosecutors.

It took four more years for investigators to identify the victim. That was after his 2015 arrest, when he was accused of sexually assaulting his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

Bianculli’s stepdaughter told Lighthouse Point Police, “He’s the devil and I’m in hell.”

This time, prosecutors filed charges.

Bianculli faced life in prison, but two years later, he was back at his waterfront mansion in Lighthouse Point because his attorney convinced a judge that he needed knee surgery. Video showed the suspect fishing and relaxing by the pool.

He appeared to be OK when a 7News crew knocked on his door.

“Get off my property,” he said.

Bianculli would not spend another day in jail until he was arrested on Thursday.

“I’m glad that [my client] is finally going to have her day in court, even if it’s so many years later,” said Alcalde. “She is happy that this happened today because I think she finally feels heard and believed, but this is still incredibly traumatic and difficult for her to deal with.”

The 2015 case still hasn’t gone to trial, so Bianculli is currently behind bars and facing charges in both incidents.

“He’s going to be in there for a long time,” said Martinez, “and he is an older person, but that doesn’t excuse anything. It’s what he did at his younger ages.”

Detectives are concerned over additional victims Bianculli may have targeted between the two incidents that led to his arrests. They urge anyone with information to call Fort Lauderdale Police at 954-828-5700 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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