Ipswich rapist found guilty 20 years on
AN Ipswich rapist was finally convicted today 20 years after subjecting a 17-year-old girl to a horrific attack,
AN Ipswich rapist was finally convicted today - 20 years after subjecting a 17-year-old girl to a horrific attack,
Phil Collins, of Dickens Road, buried his head in his hands when the jury brought in a unanimous guilty verdict at Ipswich Crown Court shortly before 1pm.
The 50-year-old attacked the teenager in Gippeswyk Park in Ipswich on January 14, 1990.
He was arrested last year after advances in DNA technology identified Collins as the man responsible.
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Collins had denied a charge of rape along with two charges each of indecent assault and buggery.
This afternoon he was sentenced to a total of 46 years in jail but will only serve ten as all the sentences were concurrent.
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Collins was handed two ten-year sentences for the buggery charges, a further ten years for rape and eight years each for indecent assault.
He will be eligible for parole in five years. Judge David Goodin described the attack as a “wicked crime.”