Tuesday, November 9, 2010
A black serial rapist who attacked two women just months after being released from prison has been jailed for life in Britain
Cyril Donovan Brown, 44, was told by Judge Barbara Mensah at Luton Crown Court that he was a dangerous predator. Brown raped two women in August 2010 months after finishing a six-year sentence for another rape. Judge Mensah said he would serve a minimum of 24 years in prison. Prosecutor Isabel Delamere said Brown was violent towards women with whom he formed controlling relationships. He raped them when they did not want to have sex with him, she said. He also had a previous conviction for assaulting another woman who refused to have sex with him. Brown, who claimed he was having affairs with 15 women at the same time, was convicted of eight rapes and three assaults. Judge Mensah said she was passing a life sentence to ensure he would be on license for the rest of his life. She said the earliest he would be able to apply for parole would be after serving 12 years of his sentence.