West’s rapist nephew gets 18 years’ jail

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SQUARE EYES - BY ADAM ASPINALL BY LUCY THORN­TON

THE nephew of serial killer Rose West has been jailed after kid­nap­ping and rap­ing a 12-year-old girl.

Steven Letts, 38, met the vul­ner­a­ble child in the street and took her home, where he gave her co­caine, cannabis and vodka.

When she went to sleep in his bed, Letts climbed in and had sex with her.

Letts, of Glouces­ter, had de­nied ab­duct­ing the girl on March 6 and rap­ing her be­tween March 6 and 8.

He was con­victed at Glouces­ter crown court, where he got eight years for rap­ing an un­der­age child and 10 for a sep­a­rate ag­gra­vated bur­glary crime, to run con­sec­u­tively.

Judge Jamie Ta­bor QC said Letts was “volatile” and a “com­pul­sive liar”. Letts is the es­tranged son of West’s brother Gra­ham. TOUGH guy Charles Bron­son proved he had a softer side yes­ter­day when he told his beloved: “You’re the most beau­ti­ful bride in the world.”

The notorious in­mate welled up when ex-cor­rie ac­tor Paula Wil­liamson made her big en­trance into the prison of­fice, ac­cord­ing to a source.

It is be­lieved Bron­son was hand­cuffed to an of­fi­cer as a regis­trar mar­ried the cou­ple in­side Wake­field top se­cu­rity prison known as “Mon­ster Man­sion”.

His 36-year-old bride had ar­rived at the un­usual venue after be­ing driven there by a Bron­son looka­like. She en­tered the main gates hid­den un­der a pur­ple blan­ket with her white wed­ding dress bil­low­ing out un­der­neath.

The wed­ding car pro­ces­sion had been led by a mo­bil­ity scooter driven by a woman dressed in a cream pin­stripe out­fit. The groom’s suit had been de­liv­ered ear­lier – the first time Bron­son 64, now known as Charles Sal­vador, had been al­lowed to wear zipped trousers.

The pair had planned to ex­change rings with “CPS” en­graved on them, con­sum­mate the mar­riage, while his bride car­ried on the cel­e­bra­tions at a nearby ho­tel. Out­side the wed­ding break­fast room at the York House Ho­tel was a message from Bron­son to any­one think­ing of turn­ing to crime.

It read: “What would I say to young­sters who are about to take the road to crime? Sim­ple! Put the brakes on. Stop and think! The facts are sim­ple, it’s a road to hell. Don’t do it. Look at me, 4 decades lost! All for What?”

Bron­son has spent 41 years be­hind bars, in­clud­ing 37 in soli­tary con­fine­ment, after a string of bru­tal at­tacks on prison guards. The pa­role board will make a de­ci­sion on his fu­ture within two weeks. Paula has ap­peared in Cor­rie, Em­merdale and Hol­lyoaks.

WITH THIS WING Paula is whisked into jail yes­ter­day JAILHOUSE FROCK In dress be­fore the cer­e­mony

JAILED Steven Letts

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