Rapist tries to attack mother and daughter just hours after getting a day release for a previous sex assault

The man, identified as 47-year-old Andy Johnson, previously had 52 convictions, which also includes a serious indecent assault on a six-year-old girl in 1996


                            Rapist tries to attack mother and daughter just hours after getting a day release for a previous sex assault

A rapist on a day release from his life imprisonment sentence has been jailed again for seven years after he attempted to attack a woman and her young daughter, just hours after his release.

The man, identified as 47-year-old Andy Johnson, has 52 convictions so far, which also includes a serious indecent assault on a six-year-old girl in 1996, according to the Daily Mail. Reports state that Johnson was imprisoned for life in 1999 after raping a woman and attempting to rape her 10-year-old daughter.

The former soldier reportedly pretended to be a policeman to get into the victim's flat in South London in September 1998. After entering, he told the woman that he had a knife and he would kill her and her daughter.



 

Johnson, who is also known as Andrew Le Feuvre and Andrew Hannam, later admitted to raping the woman twice and attempting to rape the child.

During his trial in 1999, Justice Blofeld handed out three life sentences and told him: "You have pleaded guilty to a number of the most horrific sexual offenses which, without exaggeration, if not the most serious, certainly fall into the worst one or two I have heard."

Reports state that Johnson was sent to Broadmoor Hospital indefinitely. However, the judge issued an order which resulted in him serving his sentence in prison if he is cured of his psychopathic disorder under section 45A of the Mental Health Act.

The accused was again sentenced to six and a half years in prison in January 2016 for attempting to rape a woman in Jersey in 1995 after he forced his way into her home and attacked her. Johnson was transferred to the Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham, South London. However, he was granted unsupervised leave from his psychiatric unit on February 2 this year. Reports state that the Ministry of Justice even approved the decision.

However, just hours after his release he got drunk in a bar and followed a woman and her 13-year-old daughter and forced his way into their home, attacking them. Fortunately, the father was inside the house and chased Johnson out until police arrested him "some distance away".

Judge Deborah Charles, while handing a fresh sentence to Johnson, said: "This defendant harbors a sexual attraction to female children, he is sexually aroused by sexual violence, pubescent girls and incest. The offense was committed after he had been partaking for many years in sexual behavior treatment. He has little or no control over his sexual impulses."

"This defendant's previous convictions and the facts of the incident offense, plainly demonstrate he is dangerous to females. He poses a significant threat of causing serious harm to members of the public. There is no effective treatment for his personality disorder that can be given in a hospital. The offense was committed in this victim's home. This defendant specifically targeted a vulnerable child with her mother as he had done in the past. I am in no doubt he intended to commit a sexual offense," the judge said.

Johnson was reportedly transferred to the Bethlem Hospital under Section 45A of the Mental Health Act.