John Worboys Wiki – John Worboys Bio
Black cab rapist John Worboys has launched an appeal against his two life sentences for drugging and attacking lone women in the back of his taxi.
He has changed his name to John Derek Radford, who committed a string of assaults between 2000 and 2008 while working as a taxi driver in London.
He is 63-year-old.
John Worboys Criminal Record
He was first convicted in 2009 and was jailed indefinitely for public protection with a minimum of eight years for drugging and sexually assaulting dozens of women.
But, in 2018, the Parole Board cleared him for release claiming the sex offender was now an ‘open and honest’ person in a blunder that shocked Britain.
Days later four women, who had never contacted police because they believed Worboys would not be released, rushed to tell detectives their own horrific stories.
The former taxi driver, originally from Enfield, north London, was convicted of 19 charges of drugging and sexually assaulting 12 women in 2009.
He was jailed indefinitely for public protection for a minimum of eight years.
The Parole Board controversially said Worboys could be freed from prison in 2019 before the decision was reversed following a landmark legal challenge.
It was at this time that more of Worboys’ victims came forward and he admitted fresh crimes against four women.
The predator pleaded guilty to drugging two women with intent to commit rape or indecent assault and drugging two other women with intent to commit a sexual offense.
The sexual predator was then handed two life sentences in December 2019 – with the judge ruling that he posed an ongoing danger to women.
However, Worboys has since launched an appeal with his challenge set to be heard at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday morning.
Worboys is feared to have plied more than 100 women with Champagne or wine laced with sedatives from a ‘rape kit’ kept in his cab – which included sleeping tablets, plastic gloves, and condoms.
He then convinced many victims to toast his success with a spiked drink after lying about winning the lottery.
Victims woke up several hours later confused about what had happened to them and often unaware that they had been attacked.