A 31-year-old civil servant in Ireland was lured to an isolated location in Britain where she raped after she contacted an old friend on Facebook.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, made contact with William Jameson, who unknown to her had a history of violence including manslaughter, attempted murder and child rape, the Daily Mail reports.
The victim had been employed in the public service in Ireland. She first met 48-year-old Jameson, who she knew as Liam, in 2004 when the pair were doing a computer course.
The female worker had thought a relative was being held against their will in England and contacted Jameson via Facebook and he said he would help her save the family member.
He convinced her to give him £18,000, which he told her he needed to pay for the relatives ‘escape’ and to purchase some land in Wiltshire, which he said they could later sell for a profit.
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When they finally reunited last November he brought her to a patch of land near the village of Minety, Wiltshire, where they were allegedly meant to meet the victim’s relative and a nurse.
When they arrived at the location he bound, gagged and raped her and told her she was going to be his ‘sex slave’.
After he had left, the woman managed to free herself and tried to raise the alarm.
She fled the shed she was beingheld in, and was seen by the driver of a train as she frantically tried to grab attention by waving her bound hands.
She then reached a nearby farmhouse where covered in mud and blood, she got help.
After Jameson was arrested police discovered more than 1,500 sickening films and pictures of child pornography on his phone.
Swindon Crown Court heard he had been jailed in 1986 for 12 years for attempted murder, attempted rape, and other sex offences against a child in Belfast.
In 1998 he was sentenced to six years in prison in Dublin after he strangled a man to death during a sex game.
Jailing him for life, Recorder Peter Blair QC said: “You pose a considerable risk of serious harm to the public. This case falls fair and square into one that that demands a sentence of life imprisonment.
“Mr Daymond rightly observes that this sentence should be reserved for the most grave cases - in my judgment this is one of those.
“I am quite simply of the view that there is a significant risk of serious harm to the pubic. Your offences are considerably serious to justify such a sentence. I also take into account your previous convictions.”
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