Man sentenced over the rape and attempted murder of two women in Bournemouth and Andover

30/04/2013

Dean Goodwin, 33, from Poole, was sentenced today at Bournemouth Crown Court to imprisonment after pleading guilty to one offence of attempted murder, five charges of rape, one offence of false imprisonment, one offence of robbery and two offences of burglary.

Following the sentence, Kerry Maylin, Principal Crown Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wessex said: "Dean Goodwin is a highly dangerous man who subjected his two victims to horrific ordeals which have left them physically and mentally scarred for the rest of their lives.

"The first victim, 30, was attacked on 23 November 2012 in her own home in Bournemouth after Goodwin banged on her door at about 02:30am on the pretence that he was a police officer.

"Four days later, Goodwin went onto attacking a second woman, 49, in Andover. He ambushed her while she was en-route to pick up her children from their school.

"Goodwin subjected the two victims to terrible acts of violence and humiliation.

"For over four hours, he raped the 30-year-old woman and threatened to hurt her if she resisted. He left her house around 7:15am and it was shortly after that the police were alerted. Dorset Police issued then an appeal to locate and arrest Goodwin.

"Between the two attacks, Goodwin committed two burglaries.

"On 26 of November, he attacked the second victim, raped her, beat her and tried to suffocate her. He then left her for dead and she was left fighting for her life. She was found more than four hours after the attack, she had not been able to move from the scene of crime, she was numb with fear and in state of great distress, but luckily she fought for her life. The two ambulance technicians who attended the scene said in their statement to the police that it was the most brutal attack that they had seen in their career.

"These guilty pleas ensured the victims of this case will be spared the experience of giving evidence at a trial. We would like to thank them for their courage in supporting a prosecution and we deeply hope that at some point in their lives they will find some kind of closure."