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Taxi driver rapist being sued by victims

Post by Admin on Tue 30 Nov 2010 - 4:51

VICTIMS of a taxi driver who targeted Dorset women during a campaign of rape and sexual abuse are suing him for compensation.

Dozens of women have started legal proceedings in a bid to ensure 53-year-old John Worboys loses everything while he languishes in jail.

The former London cabbie is thought to have considerable assets, including four houses, and each claim could run into tens of thousands of pounds.

Ex-porn actor and stripper Worboys was jailed indefinitely in April 2009 after being convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting 12 female passengers in his cab.

Croydon Crown Court heard the 12 victims were attacked in the London area between 2002 and 2009 but Worboys is known to have worked in the Bournemouth area and is thought to have at least 100 victims. A further 19 have come forward since the court case.

Worboys, who called himself Terry the Minder, rented a flat in Poole and police believed he may have even more victims in Dorset who have yet to report his crimes.

Many of his victims were young women who had been out drinking. When they got into his cab he told them he had won the lottery, offering them champagne and showing them a bag full of cash.

But the drinks were spiked with powerful sedatives and the women were unable to defend themselves when they were attacked in the black cab.

Worboys is believed to be Britainís most prolific sex offender and anyone who wants to talk to police about the case is urged to call 0207 230 2207.

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