Rose West’s nephew jailed for child rape

Daily Express - - NEWS - By John Twomey

SE­RIAL killer Rose West’s child rapist nephew ranted at a judge yes­ter­day as he was jailed for 18 years af­ter be­ing con­victed of ag­gra­vated bur­glary and the kid­nap and rape of a girl of 12.

Steven Letts shouted and waved his arms as Judge Jamie Ta­bor QC sen­tenced him for the sex at­tack and also his part in a terrifying bur­glary dur­ing which a fam­ily were threat­ened with a ma­chete.

The court had heard how the 39-yearold snatched the vul­ner­a­ble school­girl off a Glouces­ter street af­ter she rowed with a so­cial worker dur­ing a trip out from the care home where she lived.

He took her to his home in the city, plied her with vodka, co­caine and cannabis, and then had sex with her.

The flat is a stone’s throw from Glouces­ter’s House of Hor­rors where his aunt Rose West and husband Fred killed and buried 10 young women in the 1960s and 1970s.

Letts de­nied ab­duct­ing and rap­ing the girl last March but was found guilty at Glouces­ter Crown Court. At a sep­a­rate trial, he and an­other man were con­victed of ag­gra­vated bur­glary at a house in the Tred­worth area of the city in May last year.

Yes­ter­day he re­fused to re­turn to the dock and ap­peared via video link from jail. Dur­ing sen­tenc­ing, Letts be­came an­gry when Judge Ta­bor ac­cused him of ly­ing. His mi­cro­phone was switched off but he con­tin­ued to shout be­fore storm­ing out of the video suite.

Judge Ta­bor de­scribed the rapist as a “very volatile man, a com­pul­sive liar and steeped in the use of drugs”.

‘Com­pul­sive liar’ Steven Letts

His se­rial killer aunt Rose West

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