Serial rapist Joseph McCann found guilty of 37 charges

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Published on 6 Dec 2019, 14:10
A serial rapist who snatched victims off the streets before assaulting them in a “vicious and depraved” rampage has been found guilty of 37 charges at an Old Bailey trial.

Joseph McCann, 34, denied the 37 charges, which include the rape of a child under 13, kidnap, and sexual assault concerning 11 alleged victims.

The victims were attacked by McCann during a two week period in London, Watford and Manchester between April and May as part of a cocaine and vodka-fuelled rampage.

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Two victims were young children who were raped while their mother was tied up in the next room.

Another victim, a 71-year-old woman, was taken as she put her shopping in the boot of her car at a Morrison’s supermarket.

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