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 PETER CHAPMAN

 


Name:

Peter Chapman

AKA:

Peter Cartwright

D.O.B:

1976
Kill Total: 1

Kill date:

October 2009

Kill Place:

Counrty Durham

Status:

Single

Occupation:

 
Victim: Ashleigh Hall

D.O.B:

 

 


 

Court:

Teeside Crown
Case No: T20097610

Judge:

Peter Fox QC

Prosecution:

 

Defence:

 

 

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FACTFILE

Chapman, a registered sex offender had a history of sex attacks and violence. In 1996 He was jailed for raping two prostitutes at knifepoint, and was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment, he was released in 2001.

Posing as 19 year old Peter Cartwright on the social networking website "Facebook" he communicated with 19 year old Ashleigh, as well as many other young girls. He claimed to be a 17 year old labourer and DJ from Stockton, and posted a picture of a young bare chested man.

Sunday 25th October 2009, Chapman and the 17 year old Ashleigh arranged to meet up. She told her mother she was going to stay with friends. He kidnapped her, then raped and murdered her, dumping her body in a farmers field near Sedgefield.
A nationwide search for the car led police to Chapman, who initially denied all charges

Monday 8th March 2010, Chapman pleaded guilty to the charges of rape, kidnap and murder at Teesside Crown Court. He also admitted failing to tell police of a change of address, as required by the sex offenders register.

Chapman was jailed for fife, with the judge saying he should serve a minimum 35 years behind bars.

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