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A mother has spoken of her relief after the man who raped her 25 years ago was finally jailed today.
Principal Investigator Pete Beirne from Thames Valley Police's Major Crime Review Team explains to Nick Harper how they got a conviction 26 years after the attack took place.
A rapist acquitted of a "devastating" sex attack more than 25 years ago was finally jailed today following the discovery of conclusive DNA evidence. Alexander McGuire, 61, escaped justice for a quarter of a century after he was wrongly found innocent when he stood trial.
Joy Smith who was raped by 61 year old Alexander McGuire in Windsor in 1986 gives her reaction to his eight year prison sentence.
Alexander McGuire has been given an eight year jail sentence.
Judge Zoe Smith said: "These are matters of which nightmares are made. There are circumstances no more terrifying than this."
McGuire has already served time in jail, having been sentenced in 1980 for three years on two counts of rape and one count of burglary with intent to rape. Then again, in 1988, serving five years for kidnap when he was acquitted of Joy Smith's assault.
Notes in police files from 1980 commented: "this man will undoubtedly come to the notice of police again with respect of sexual offences".
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Rapist Alexander McGuire begins an eight year jail sentence, 26 years after the crime, after DNA evidence helps convict him.
A sex attacker acquitted of rape in 1986 will be sentenced for the crime in Windsor today, following the discovery of DNA evidence.