Tights-fetish rapist jailed for Ealing attacks

09:51 06 September 2013

Myles Thompson-Edwards, 25, of Murray Road, Ealing, has been jailed for rape. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Myles Thompson-Edwards, 25, of Murray Road, Ealing, has been jailed for rape. Picture: Metropolitan Police

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A man with a fetish for women’s tights has been jailed for nine years for rape.

Myles Thompson-Edwards, 25, of Murray Road, Ealing, admitted raping one woman and sexually assaulting another.

Scotland Yard said he was sentenced yesterday at Isleworth Crown Court for the attacks, which occurred during separate incidents in west London last year. He was sentenced to nine years for one count of rape, five years for one count of assault by penetration, and four years for one count of sexual assault.

Police said that in the early hours of January 22 last year, Thompson-Edwards raped a 36-year-old woman as she walked in Blondin Park, Windmill Road, Ealing.

On November 3 last year, police said they were called to an alleyway off Swyncombe Avenue, Ealing, after a 27-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted.

When detectives from the Met’s Complex Case Team arrested Thompson-Edwards at an address in Murray Road on November 4 they found a number of pairs of women’s tights in his bedroom.

Thompson-Edwards was charged on February 8 this year.

He subsequently pleaded guilty to one count of rape and one count of assault by penetration, both in relation to the incident in Blondin Park, and one count of sexual assault in relation to the offence in Swyncombe Avenue.

Det Ch Insp Adam Lowe of the Complex Case Team within the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said after yesterday’s sentencing: “The evidence recovered identified Thompson-Edwards as having a fetish for women’s tights and he clearly acted on this fetish when he attacked his victims.

“The streets of west London are safer without him. The offences he has been linked to span a 20-month period and it is possible that others have been the victim of this man.

“If you believe that this may be the case, please contact police locally by calling 101 or through my team on 020 8217 6538.”

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