Who is John Worboys and what's the latest on the Black Cab rapist?

BLACK cab rapist John Worboys has today admitted to drugging four more women with the intent to sexually assault them.

We take a closer look at one of Britain's worst serial sex attackers and what crimes he has committed.

Who is John Worboys?

Worboys was born in June 1957, and had several jobs after school such as a milkman and a security guard.

He is from Rotherhithe in South London, and used to work as a black taxi driver

From 1987 until 2000 he worked as a stripper, going by the name Terry the Minder, and also directed a porn film.

He became a taxi driver after seeing it as an opportunity to prey on vulnerable women.

In 1991 he married Kate Santos. The pair separated after eight years.

Due to sleeping difficulties, Worboys was able to stockpile prescription pills which he used as a date rape drug.

What's the latest?

John Worboys has today admitted to drugging four more women to sexually assault them.

The 62-year-old, who now goes by the name John Derek Radford, used a "stupefying or overpowering drug" on women who had hailed his taxi.

Worboys appeared via video link from Wakefield prison to plead guilty to the four new charges, speaking only to confirm his identity and enter his pleas.

The ex-cabbie, wearing spectacles and a light grey and green shirt, admitted to two counts of administering a "stupefying or overpowering drug" with intent to commit rape or indecent assault.

He also admitted two counts of administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual offence under the Sexual Offences Act.

Worboys will face sentencing on September 2.

What were his crimes?

Worboys was convicted of crimes against 12 women, although many more came forward to police.

The rapist used the same method to prey on almost every victim.

He would pick up women late at night and pretend he had won large amounts of money before plying them with champagne as part of supposed celebrations.

The first victim was picked up in Worboys' taxi after leaving a bar.

All the women made their allegations to police in early 2018, but the offences dated back to between 2000 and 2008 in London.

At his first trial at Croydon Crown Court in 2009, jurors were told Worboys picked up his victims in London's West End and plied them with champagne laced with sedatives on the pretext of celebrating a lottery or casino win.

Worboys, originally from Enfield, was convicted of 19 offences including one count of rape, five sexual assaults, one attempted assault and 12 drugging charges.

The vile attacker drugged the champagne and then sexually assaulted his victims — who were often left with little recollection of what had happened.

At his 2009 trial at Croydon crown court, Worboys was found guilty of one rape, five sexual assaults and an attempted assault, and 12 counts of administering a drug.

He was jailed indefinitely – an indeterminate sentence for public protection – with a minimum term behind bars of eight years.

The judge, Mr Justice Penry-Davey, said he could be in jail much longer and should not be freed until the Parole Board were sure he was no longer a danger to women.

Detectives later said Worboys was the prime suspect in more than 100 attacks dating back as far as 2002.

He was interviewed under caution in connection with alleged offences including sexual assault and administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual offence.

The new offences are said to have occurred between 1997 and 2007.

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