Rapist Given 9 Life Sentences

A rapist who committed a string of offences while on the run in Dorset and Hampshire has been handed nine life sentences at Bournemouth Crown Court.

A serial sex offender who raped two women in Dorset and Hampshire - leaving one for dead - while on the run from police has been jailed for life.

Dean Goodwin, 32, was told he would spend at least 15 years behind bars for the ``sexual and sadistic'' attacks last November.

Shaven-headed Goodwin sparked a massive manhunt after raping a 30-year-old woman in her flat in Poole, Dorset, in what was described in court as a degrading five-hour ordeal.

The 4' 11`` victim was attacked, forced to watch footage of child sex abuse and raped four times by burly 18-stone Goodwin after he barged into her home pretending to be the police.

During the ordeal he said: ``I'm not leaving until I get what I want.''

The woman, who vaguely knew Goodwin, called the police and he became a wanted man, Bournemouth Crown Court was told.

A few days later Goodwin, who was high on cocaine and steroids, lay in wait in Andover, Hampshire, and attacked a complete stranger - a 49-year-old mother-of-two on her way home to take her children swimming, Kerry Maylin, prosecuting said.

She was dragged into the garden of a derelict house, raped and then beaten so badly she lost consciousness.

Miss Maylin told the court that Goodwin told her to ``watch it or I will kill you'' and ``scream and I will kill you''.

He then hit her repeatedly with his fists and a brick and left her for dead.

``She thought she was going to die. She thought the only way she would survive was to play dead,'' the barrister explained.

The victim was not found for five hours until her shocked husband, out looking for her because she had not returned home, found her hypothermic.

The court was shown a picture of the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in hospital so badly beaten her eyes are closed.

She was in court with her husband to see her attacker jailed.

The court heard she has suffered what is likely to be permanent facial paralysis from nerve damage resulting from the attack and said the assault had ``destroyed my life and the lives of those I love.''

Goodwin, from Poole, was later arrested in Bournemouth and told police he thought he had killed the woman in Andover.

He admitted attempted murder, five counts of rape, sexual assault, false imprisonment, two counts of burglary and robbery.

He committed his first sex offence against a five-year-old boy in 1994 when he was 14, the court was told.

He later physically attacked care staff and teachers and indecently assaulted two other women as well as committing burglary, robbery and car theft offences, serving lengthy jail terms.

A psychiatric report found he had a dangerous personality disorder and he told a psychiatrist ``he wanted to go out with a bang'' after the first rape.

Jailing him, Judge Samuel Wiggs said: ``You are very dangerous indeed. It may be that you want to stop yourself but it's plain from all the evidence that you cannot.''

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