By Euro Weekly News Media • 17 June 2015 • 13:10
THE killer of Sally Anne Bowman has allegedly admitted to the rape of a woman in Spain for which another man has been behind bars for 11 years.Mark Dixie, 44, who is serving life in the UK for killing the 18-year-old model, is said to have made a written confession to the brutal rape in Fuengirola for which Dutchman Romano van der Dussen was convicted and jailed for 15 and a half years.The Euro Weekly News has previously reported how DNA evidence appeared to clear the Dutchman with little doubt to his innocence, yet despite that he has remained languishing behind bars while the wheels of Spanish justice slowly ground on.Dixie became the prime suspect for the rape and assaults on two other women after British police discovered he had been living in Spain at the time. They sent a sample of his DNA to Spanish police as a matter of routine after his 2005 conviction for the rape and murder of Sally Anne Bowman.Now a lawyer for Mr Van der Dussen, who was convicted after being identified by one of the three women assaulted, has visited Dixie in prison where the murderer reportedly broke down and admitted the rape. Dutch forensic scientists are also reported to have matched his DNA to that found on the rape victim.Mr Van der Dussen’s lawyer, Rachel Imamkhan said in a statement: “Mark Dixie confessed that in 2003 he was living in Fuengirola and he remembers committing a rape that Romano van der Dussen has been convicted of.“He also stated that he is sorry that another person has been in prison for such a long period of time for that rape.”In the terrifying assaults one woman was punched, thrown to the floor and raped in a 15-minute ordeal. She spent four days in hospital. Soon after the first attack another woman was punched, thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted and a third woman was again punched and sexually assaulted just a few hundred yards away.
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