Serial rapist Brian Witty convicted of three further rapes and sentenced to life imprisonment

18/06/2013

Witty was convicted today at Kingston Crown Court, a year after he was convicted at the same court for three other rapes and one sexual assault. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 12 years for each count.

Sally-Anne Russell, CPS London reviewing lawyer, said: "Witty's predatory behaviour towards his victims has proved him to be dangerous and prolific sexual offender.
"His conviction in 2012 for three rapes and one sexual assault clearly gave further victims the confidence to come forward.
"We supported them through the prosecution process by using a number of special measures including giving evidence behind a screen in court to save them from having to directly face Witty.
"Witty has consistently denied all the offences put before the court but for a second time the jury has seen through his lies and convicted him of his crimes.
"I would like to thank these three women for their courage in coming forward and supporting this prosecution. Their bravery has ensured that Witty is made to face the consequences of his actions and we hope that this conviction gives confidence to other victims to report their abusers and help us bring them to justice
"CPS London is dedicated to prosecuting sexual offenders and supporting victims of sexual abuse."


Background

Witty is currently serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection with a minimum of eight years before he is eligible for release. The sentences for this new case will run concurrently to his current sentence.