Joe 90 rapist jailed for name change blun­der

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A RAPIST with a like­ness to tele­vi­sion char­ac­ter Joe 90 who didn’t tell his new girl­friend – or the po­lice – that he was us­ing a dif­fer­ent name has been jailed for 18 months.

John McGurk, 33, called Joe by his friends be­cause he’s thought to look the char­ac­ter from the 1960s TV show about the ad­ven­tures of a nine-year-old su­per spy.

He met a girl through mu­tual friends and he al­lowed her to be­lieve he was called Joe Hen­der­son.

The sex-of­fender stayed at her house for a cou­ple of nights at at time and told her the tat­too on his arm that said “John” was his son, who he no longer saw.

Af­ter the so­cial work depart­ment found out he had a girl­friend, with chil­dren and re­ported him to po­lice, he was found hid­ing in her bed­room.

McGurk, was jailed for six years in March 2006 for rap­ing and bat­ter­ing a 60-year-old Alzheimer suf­ferer in her home.

He pleaded guilty yes­ter­day at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court for breach­ing the terms of his no­ti­fi­ca­tion re­quire­ments be­tween March and Au­gust 2018, that he needs to com­ply with as a sex of­fender.

Pass­ing sen­tence sher­iff Neil Mack­in­non said “only a cus­to­dial dis­posal is ap­pro­pri­ate”.

The court heard that that fol­low­ing his con­vic­tion at the High Court in Glas­gow in 2006 McGurk was made sub­jec­tion to the no­ti­fi­ca­tions of the sex of­fend­ers’ regis­ter.

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