The serial rapist dubbed ‘Mr Stinky’ crept into homes with a mask or stocking on his head and attacked his victims at knifepoint, including pregnant women and sleeping mothers, a Melbourne court has heard.
“Terrifying” details of Raymond Edmunds‘ crimes were told as he faced the County Court on Wednesday, when he formally pleaded guilty to 10 charges relating to a string of attacks in suburban Melbourne.
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Judge Susan Pullen was left nearly speechless after the sickening details were read in court.
“Can you think of anything worse than this?” she said.
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The daughter heard the attack and later spoke of her fear, prosecutor Russ Hammill told the court.
“She told (her mother) she had tried to make herself as flat as she could so the accused couldn’t find her,” he said.
The victim said the attack had taken a toll on her daughter, including a fear of being alone.
“Even after she was married she always had to have someone with her and was never alone,” the victim wrote in a statement read to court.
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The crimes include the 1971 rape of a woman at Donvale, two rapes at Edithvale and Wheelers Hill in 1977, false imprisonment of a woman at Greensborough in 1973, indecently assaulting two women at Wheelers Hill in 1976 and 1977, and other attacks.
He was sentenced to life in prison, “never to be released”, in 1986 for the murder of teenagers Abina Madill and Garry Heywood near Shepparton two decades earlier.
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He is due to be sentenced for the latest charges on September 26.