1989, at Preston Crown Court he was jailed for seven
years after pleading guilty to rape and attempted
originally from Preston, is linked to
an unsolved murder in the north of England. He is a
convicted rapist and is believed to have raped six women
and sexually assaulted at least a dozen more.
29th August 2007,
The first victim was 29 year old Xiao Mei Guo,
a Chinese illegal
immigrant DVD seller working on the streets of
She met Brown and DVD
footage showed Brown leading her away, never to be seen
Three weeks later, 24 year-old prostitute Bonnie Barrett
vanished from the Commercial Street red-light area, less
than half a mile from where Miss Guo went missing
6th October 2007,
Brown was arrested for the murder of Xiao Mei Guo and
charged soon after with both murders.
3rd October 2008, Brown denied murder, but admitted
paying both women for sex before they disappeared.
took just three hours to find him guilty.
two murders. It was alleged he killed out of a wish to
be famous, and emulate serial Killers like
Jack the Ripper.
He had collected books about
serial killers and told a friend he was going to be
a minimum term of 30 years.
The bodies of the two
women have never been found, but DIY equipment found in
his flat, including a hacksaw and extra-strength
bin-bags suggests he may have dismembered the bodies and
disposed of the body parts separately.