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Fiend tried in sex game death given life for horror rape

A RAPIST accused of strangling a Sandymount man in a sex game has been jailed for an attack on an Irish civil servant in the UK.

William Jameson (48) was convicted yesterday of contacting an old friend through Facebook, luring her to an isolated shed where she was bound and gagged, told she was going to be his 'sex slave', and raped.

Jameson then left her tied up with a rope round her neck. But the 31-year-old woman managed to free her feet and force her way out.

He was jailed for life by a judge in Swindon, Wiltshire yesterday.

The victim, who worked in the civil service in Ireland, first met Jameson, who she knew as Liam, in 2004 when they were on a computer course.



Reckless

She did not know that Jameson had been jailed for six years in 1999 for abandoning another man who died from strangulation and suffocation in the course of sado-masochistic sex.

In that case, Jameson was charged with the manslaughter of 65-year-old John Lees at the victim's home in Vavasour Square in December 1998.

But he was eventually sentenced to six years for reckless endangerment after the killing charge was dropped.

Jameson had met Mr Lees at a bar in Tara Street through a classified ad. Mr Lees arrived dressed as a woman and the two went back to his house.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard Mr Lees asked Jameson to sexually "humiliate" him by being bound and gagged, but something went wrong and Mr Lees choked from a tightened ligature and suffocation from a sock gag.

Later, gardai in Dublin found a fingerprint on a glass in Mr Lees' house and were able to match it to Jameson's prints on a RUC database in Belfast.

Jameson had moved to Dublin after completing a jail sentence for an attack on an eight-year-old girl in Belfast.

Kerry Barker, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court that in 1986 Jameson was jailed for 12 years for attempted murder, attempted rape, and other sex offences against a child.

He lured an eight-year-old girl from a Belfast street before putting a belt round her neck and sexually abusing her, then twice slammed a breeze block into her head in an attempt to kill her.

Swindon Crown Court yesterday heard that the civil servant victim of Jameson had suffered from delusions that a relative was being held against their will in hospital.

Jameson knew about the issue and preyed on it.

He enticed her to England saying he would help free the relation and cheated her out of £18,000, saying it was needed to pay for the escape and to buy some land to later sell at a profit.

In November last year he took her to the patch of land in rural Wiltshire under the pretence that a nurse was going to bring the relative to them.

But when he got her into the shed he forced her to the ground and tied her hands and feet with electric cable, joining the binds behind her back.



Sickening

He put a gag in her mouth and tied a rope round her neck and started to strangle her, saying she was going to be his 'sex slave'.

After Jameson was arrested, police searched his home and found he had more than 1,500 sickening movies and pictures of violent sexual child abuse on his computer.

Jameson, of Finchampstead, Berkshire, pleaded guilty to rape, false imprisonment and 10 counts of making indecent images of children.

Yesterday, Recorder Peter Blair jailed Jameson for life.

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