Was a serial rapist let go with just a slap on the wrist? That's what one of his alleged victims is claiming in an all-new interview with Elizabeth Smart.

As the accusations of sexual assault continue to grow against Marc Winner, Crime Watch Daily Special Correspondent Elizabeth Smart decided to confront him and get his side of the story.

Crime Watch Daily Special Correspondent Elizabeth Smart knows better than anyone what it's like to be a survivor of violent sexual abuse. At age 14 she was kidnapped, raped and tortured over nine months while police searched for her. Today she is a champion for victims of sexual abuse in their fight for justice.

Barton courageously shares her nightmare for the first time on national television, and only with Elizabeth.

Marc Winner has several women in the Chicago area screaming rape.

Crime Watch Daily was there after Winner's most recent status hearing. Winner is facing charges on four vicious rapes over six years. He's pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Lesley Barton, a former career political consultant, is the first woman to step forward and accuse Marc Winner of raping her on top of a tanning bed in his salon on Chicago's North Shore.

"It nearly utterly and completely destroyed me," said Barton.

After a friend of Barton's called police, officers went to the tanning salon and arrested Marc Winner on suspicion of criminal sexual assault.

Barton received the news that Winner would get probation and not serve another day behind bars.

Now at least four other women are claiming Winner did the same thing to them after walking free.

Marc Winner's criminal record reportedly includes convictions for DUI, driving with a revoked license, theft and possession of cocaine.

Winner's current charges of four violent sexual assaults range between 2009 and 2015. And that includes the kidnapping of one woman he allegedly brought to his mother's home and raped at knifepoint.

And now Barton says insult is again added to injury to see Marc Winner walk free again after posting bond on his four pending rape charges.

Elizabeth Smart decided to track down Marc Winner at his Chicago home. We were unable to speak with him.

Winner's attorney sent Crime Watch Daily this statement: "We prefer to try these cases in the courtroom. At that time we believe people will see these charges are without merit."

We did get a good look at Winner the day he posted bond to get out of jail. He wears an ankle monitor and is under a 7 p.m. curfew. But he was too busy running away to answer any questions.

If convicted, Winner could be sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prison.

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