Brian Witty ex-soldier and serial rapist from Teddington ‘may have more victims’

08:52 25 April 2012

An image used by Brian Witty on his dating website profile

An image used by Brian Witty on his dating website profile

Police fear there may be more victims of a “predatory” rapist who has been convicted of assaulting four women.

Former soldier Brian Witty, 41, was found guilty of a string of sex attacks between 1995 and 2011, including one during which he told a victim: “I don’t believe this, I’m a good-looking bloke,” when she rejected his advances.

Witty, previously a Territorial Army Parachute Regiment captain, was convicted of three rapes and one sexual assault by a jury at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court.

He met two of his victims through a dating website and pounced on the others following chance encounters in bars.

Detective Inspector Michael Murfin, of the Met Police, urged others to come forward.

He said: “Brian Witty is a predatory rapist and I would urge anyone who thinks they may have been raped or sexually assaulted by him to contact the police in complete confidence.”

He added: “We want victims to have the confidence that we are here for them, will believe them and will conduct our investigations professionally. We want rapists and those committing other sex offences to know that our dedicated teams are committed to ensuring we arrest them.

“I hope that Witty’s conviction helps to reinforce that message.

“I would like to pay tribute to the bravery of the women who Witty raped and sexually assaulted. I would like to thank them each for their courage in coming forward to report their ordeals and having the strength to give evidence against him in court.”

Witty, of Twickenham Road in Teddington, south-west London, warned one of the women he attacked that had been in the forces and could do whatever he wanted - “even kill her”.

He denied the charges but a jury of eight women and four men found him guilty of all counts.

Judge Nicholas Price QC told Witty it was inevitable he would be sentenced to a long term of imprisonment.

Adjourning sentencing for reports, Judge Price said: “The only issue that this court has to make is if your behaviour is such, as it has been over a period of many years, that you should be considered to be dangerous and therefore liable to a term of imprisonment for the public protection.”

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