Black cab rapist John Worboys admits drugging four more women

John Worboys, has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to drugging four more women.

He became known as ‘the black cab rapist’ for several attacks on women in his hackney carriage.

The 62-year-old was jailed in 2009 after being found guilty of 19 offences, including rape, sexual assault and drugging, for assaults on 12 women in London while working as a black cab driver.

Appearing today via video link from Wakefield prison, Worboys pleaded guilty to two counts of administering a stupefying or overpowering drug with intent to commit rape or indecent assault.

He also admitted two counts of administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual offence under the Sexual Offences Act.

All the women made their allegations to police in early 2018, but the offences dated back to between 2000 and 2008 in London.

At his first trial at Croydon Crown Court in 2009, jurors were told Worboys picked up his victims in London’s West End and plied them with champagne laced with sedatives on the pretext of celebrating a lottery or casino win.

Worboys, originally from Enfield, north London, was jailed for at least eight years but was told he would be held in custody as long as he was deemed a danger to the public.

Last year the Parole Board ruled he should remain in prison because of his ‘sense of sexual entitlement’ and a need to control women.

Police believe Worboys, now known as John Derek Radford, committed crimes against 105 women between 2002 and 2008.

More to follow.

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