Tuesday, 17 June 2008

17 years jail for retirement home rapist

A Melbourne man has been jailed for 17 years for a number of offences, including the rapes of two elderly women.

Thirty year old Leigh Bradley Youlten, of Croydon, pleaded guilty to the rapes of two of Kilsyth retirement village residents.

The Victorian County Court has heard Youlten threatened them both with a knife before raping them.

He told one victim that he liked gray hair. He told the other victim that he hated his mother, who had abused him.

The court also heard of a string of obscene exposure offences in Croydon, Croydon North and Kilsyth.

The judge said he chose soft targets, women who lived in retirement villages or alone, and said he made the community very fearful.

He has been sentenced to 17 years jail, with a minimum of 14 years.

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