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Violent double rapist is found guilty 30 years later | Daily Mail Online

Double rapist Eric McKenna, pictured, was caught after police took his DNA after he accepted a caution for harassing his neighbour in 2016. The sample was linked to two rapes on Tyneside in the 1980s

Double rapist Eric McKenna, pictured, was caught after police took his DNA after he accepted a caution for harassing his neighbour in 2016. The sample was linked to two rapes on Tyneside in the 1980s

A violent double rapist who was snared three decades later when his DNA taken over a neighbour dispute linked him to the shocking street attacks said he was ‘set up’ as jurors convicted him.

The brutal rapes of two lone women walking home in the 1980s had remained unsolved for thirty years until cold case police matched scientific samples taken from the scenes to scaffolder Eric McKenna.

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Violent double rapist is found guilty 30 years after he attacked two lone women walking home after being snared by …

Double rapist Eric McKenna, pictured, was caught after police took his DNA after he accepted a caution for harassing his neighbour in 2016. The sample was linked to two rapes on Tyneside in the 1980s

Double rapist Eric McKenna, pictured, was caught after police took his DNA after he accepted a caution for harassing his neighbour in 2016. The sample was linked to two rapes on Tyneside in the 1980s

A violent double rapist who was snared three decades later when his DNA taken over a neighbour dispute linked him to the shocking street attacks said he was ‘set up’ as jurors convicted him.

The brutal rapes of two lone women walking home in the 1980s had remained unsolved for thirty years until cold case police matched scientific samples taken from the scenes to scaffolder Eric McKenna.

Married

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5368821/Violent-double-rapist-guilty-30-years-later.html

‘Sexual predator’ who raped primary-school-aged girl found guilty of 13 offences across South Yorkshire and Scotland

A ‘sexual predator’ who preyed on innocent and vulnerable girls at locations across South Yorkshire and Scotland has been found guilty of 13 offences.

Ian Dempster’s victims included a girl who was of primary school age when he first raped her, and whom he continued to assault for eight years.

The 61-year-old, of HMP Doncaster, was found guilty today at Sheffield Crown Court of six counts of rape, four counts of sexual assault, two counts of exposure and one count of indecent assault against two victims.

Detective Constable Emma Shipley, who led the investigation, said: “Dempster is a despicable and opportunistic sexual predator who preyed on innocent and vulnerable girls.

“One of his victims was primary-school-aged when he raped her, and he continued to do this for an eight-year period.

“He told her she would never see her loved ones again if she told anyone.

“Both his victims lived in fear and suffered

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First guilty pleas come in November child sexual predator sting – Columbus Ledger

Four of the men who were charged in a November child sexual predator sting in Columbus entered guilty pleas to a lesser charge on Wednesday morning in federal court.

Kenneth Jordan, 29, of Columbus; Edwin Nieves, 55, of Columbus; Christopher McGowan, 32, of Mechanicsburg, Pa; and Dereck Weldon, 30, of Columbus entered the pleas in front of U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land.

Each pleaded guilty to the charge of use of interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor, a felony that carries a possible fine and up to five years in prison.

The men were caught in a sting, dubbed “Operation Hidden Guardian.” It was directed by the Columbus Police Department with assistance from multiple local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. There were 21 men arrested, Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren announced on Nov. 13.

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‘Serial rapist’ pleads guilty in rape, kidnapping cases from 2000 and 2003

Stephret Harvey, 40, was sentenced to a total of 40 years in connection to the kidnap and rape of two teenage women in separate attacks in the early 2000s after pleading guilty to two counts each of forcible rape and second-degree kidnapping Monday (Jan. 22).

Harvey was originally charged with two counts each of first-degree rape and aggravated kidnapping and was faced with a mandatory life-sentence if found guilty as charged. Instead, Harvey agreed to a deal with the District Attorney’s office, which lessened the charges and sentence in exchange for a guilty plea.

Court records show Harvey was previously accused in another rape case in November 1990. In June 1991, Harvey accepted a plea agreement with then District Attorney Harry Connick, in which he was offered a sentence of four years for one count of armed robbery.

Harvey was indicted earlier that year on one count of second-degree rape and two counts

Read more at: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/01/serial_rapist_pleads_guilty_to.html

Accused murderer, rapist pleads guilty to 2008 attack on abducted couple

Brent Simeon, 33, was sentenced to a total of 50 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday (Jan. 22) to a gruesome murder and rape involving a couple Simeon and 33-year-old Dayshawn Celestain kidnapped from Gentilly in 2008.

Simeon was indicted on one count each of first-degree murder and first-degree rape in connection to the murder of Brandon Martes and rape and shooting of Martes’ girlfriend on Oct. 15, 2008. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges Monday, in an agreement offered by the District Attorney’s office.

Simeon was 23 when he and Celestain were arrested and booked into Orleans Justice Center jail on charges including murder, attempted murder, rape, kidnaping, carjacking and illegal possession of firearms. Based on online jail records, Simeon has been incarcerated since he was booked on Oct. 17, 2008.

According to court documents, Simeon and Celestain held the couple at gunpoint while they sat in a parked car in the 2500 block of Mexico

Read more at: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/01/simeon_guilty_murder_rape.html

Accused murderer, rapist pleads guilty to 2008 attack on abducted …

Brent Simeon, 33, was sentenced to a total of 50 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday (Jan. 22) to a gruesome murder and rape involving a couple Simeon and 33-year-old Dayshawn Celestain kidnapped from Gentilly in 2008.

Simeon was indicted on one count each of first-degree murder and first-degree rape in connection to the murder of Brandon Martes and rape and shooting of Martes’ girlfriend on Oct. 15, 2008. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges Monday, in an agreement offered by the District Attorney’s office.

Simeon was 23 when he and Celestain were arrested and booked into Orleans Justice Center jail on charges including murder, attempted murder, rape, kidnaping, carjacking and illegal possession of firearms. Based on online jail records, Simeon has been incarcerated since he was booked on Oct. 17, 2008.

According to court documents, Simeon and Celestain held the couple at gunpoint while they sat in a parked car in the 2500 block of Mexico

Read more at: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/01/simeon_guilty_murder_rape.html

Convicted rapist Francis Wark found guilty of murdering missing …

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January 22, 2018 17:37:06

Francis John Wark, in a black suit, escorted down a street by a police officer, next to an archive photo of Hayley Dodd.
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Francis John Wark has always denied he had anything to do with Hayley Dodd’s 1999 disappearance. (Supplied: Pool)

A convicted rapist has been found guilty of murdering missing 17-year-old Hayley Dodd, more than 18 years after the girl vanished while walking along a remote road in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region.

Francis John

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Convicted rapist Francis Wark found guilty of murdering missing teenager Hayley Dodd

Updated

January 22, 2018 17:37:06

Francis John Wark, in a black suit, escorted down a street by a police officer, next to an archive photo of Hayley Dodd.
Photo:

Francis John Wark has always denied he had anything to do with Hayley Dodd’s 1999 disappearance. (Supplied: Pool)

A convicted rapist has been found guilty of murdering missing 17-year-old Hayley Dodd, more than 18 years after the girl vanished while walking along a remote road in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region.

Francis John

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-22/francis-john-wark-verdict-hayley-dodd-murder/9339946

Convicted rapist guilty of murdering Dodd

It has taken almost 20 years to convict a known rapist of murdering West Australian teenager Hayley Dodd, based largely on a recovered earring, but for her family there can be no closure without a body.

“Tell us where Hayley is so we can put her to rest,” sister Toni said in a message to the killer, Francis John Wark, outside the Supreme Court on Monday.

“Give our family some peace. We didn’t just lose a sister, we lost parents as well.”

She said she never thought this day would come, adding the family had to sit through the “horrible” seven-week, judge-alone trial to learn every detail and see if there were clues about the location of Hayley’s body.

Wark, 61, has already flagged considering an appeal after a visibly shaken Justice Lindy Jenkins ruled on Monday that he was guilty of murder but not wilful murder.

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