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UK 55-Year-Old Man Jailed For 1990 Sex Attack On Lesbian Couple

The Old Bailey (Extension)

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4/5/11- by AJ Allen
Father-of-three,  Anthony Burrows, has been jailed for a sex attack on a lesbian couple in South London that took place 21 years ago.

He was eventually caught when police used new DNA techniques on a ‘cold case’ review. The Old Bailey heard that the regular churchgoer had followed the couple to their home in Camberwell on 16 March 1990. In the early hours Burrows entered the property wearing a surgical mask and a red beret. He woke the horrified pair and carried out a sex act on himself. He commanded the women, then aged 27 and 28, to have sex in front of him. When they refused, he forced them to perform a sex act on him.

A police investigation began immediately, but he wasn’t arrested until February this year, after a successful DNA match. On the basis of the forensic evidence against him, Burrows was jailed for 12 months on each separate charge. Initially, he had claimed no recollection of the night in question. He already has convictions for sex attacks on women and now the predator is finally behind bars.

In a witness statement read to the jury, one of Burrows’ victims stated: ‘Although this happened some 20 years ago, it still upsets me thinking about it. I am always paranoid about security at my home.’

In defence, Burrows’ solicitor Tim Walker said that his client was sorry and felt ‘genuine shame’ over his actions.

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