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DNA catches rapist 25 years on

A sex attacker acquitted of rape in 1986 will be sentenced for the crime in Windsor, Berkshire following the discovery of conclusive DNA evidence.

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Police react to McGuire sentencing

McGuire thought he had got away with his horrendous crime when he was originally acquitted over 25 years ago.

"However, due to the advances in forensic technology and new legislation under Double Jeopardy, Thames Valley Police and the CPS were able to prosecute him and he has finally been punished for his crime.

“His guilty plea shows he knew the evidence against him was too strong to deny and I am pleased with the sentence handed out to him.

“I would also like to pay tribute to the victim, who was very supportive of the re-investigation."

– Det Const Alison Brown, Thames Valley Police

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