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LIFE FOR RAPE COUNSELLOR - former rape counsellor is serial Rapist
Sky News ^ | 09/19/03 | Staff Writer

Posted on 09/19/2003 1:05:18 PM PDT by bedolido

A former rape counsellor has been given a life sentence for a series of rapes.

Dr Shaun Farrell, a former university lecturer, raped one of his students three times and then struck again while on police bail.

He subjected his former student to an horrific 24-hour ordeal in November last year after she ended their three-year relationship.

Ginger-haired Farrell, 39, then raped a 19-year-old holidaymaker on the day he was due in court for the first set of charges.

The former psychology tutor at Christ Church University College in Canterbury, Kent, was told he would serve 11 years for each of the three rape counts against his first victim, to run concurrently, and seven years for the attack on the second woman.

Farrell, of Watchet, Somerset, had initially denied raping his first victim, now 23, but while out on bail attacked the tourist as she strolled along a beach last June.

Sentencing Farrell at Reading Crown Court, Judge Stanley Spence said: "These offences are so serious that only a life sentence can be justified.

"In my view you are likely to be a danger to other women."

Last Updated: 15:51 UK, Friday September 19, 2003.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: counsellor; life; rape; rapist; serial

Police picture of Shaun Farrell

1 posted on 09/19/2003 1:05:18 PM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido
I guess he's going to be experiencing life on the other end of the stick.
2 posted on 09/19/2003 1:09:34 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: bedolido
"In my view you are likely to be a danger to other women."

Obviously this judge has a keen grasp of the obvious. That makes him a lot better than many judges!

3 posted on 09/19/2003 1:11:05 PM PDT by 68skylark
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To: bedolido
Oh yeah, that's the face of a sane man.

NOT.
4 posted on 09/19/2003 1:11:37 PM PDT by FeliciaCat
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To: bedolido
Didn't Ted Bundy once have a job like that - something about working with crime victims?
5 posted on 09/19/2003 1:15:19 PM PDT by Scenic Sounds ("Don't mind people grinnin' in your face." - Son House)
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To: FeliciaCat
"Oh yeah, that's the face of a sane man. NOT. "

I thought he kind of looked like Chris Elliot. But then I guess he's not very sane either.

7 posted on 09/19/2003 1:16:49 PM PDT by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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To: bedolido
Farrell, 39, then raped a 19-year-old holidaymaker on the day he was due in court for the first set of charges.

He's not only dangerous but way out of control -- taking a risk like that. His actions are as stupidly insane as, say a politician, raping someone right before he was due to be elected Attorney General of a small southern state.

Someone with such a reckless disregard for consequences is sure to remain a great danger to women in the future.

8 posted on 09/19/2003 1:27:09 PM PDT by 68skylark
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To: bedolido
former rape counsellor

Never, ever take your work home from the office.

9 posted on 09/19/2003 1:32:31 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("The Clintons have damaged our country. They have done it together, in unison." -- Peggy Noonan)
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To: bedolido
Ginger-haired Farrell, 39

Did this bother anybody else? Not that he's ginger-haired of course...but the fact that the reporter found it relevant? Imagine a news story that said "the raven-haired Andrea Yates then drowned her baby."

And yeah, I do know he doesn't even have that much hair.

10 posted on 09/19/2003 1:50:33 PM PDT by murdoog (i just changed my tag line)
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To: FeliciaCat
Hey, the guy's a psychology tutor.

Ever hear the saying , "Never met a shrink who didn't need one?"

Tia

11 posted on 09/19/2003 1:54:17 PM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: murdoog
Did this bother anybody else? Not that he's ginger-haired of course...but the fact that the reporter found it relevant? Imagine a news story that said "the raven-haired Andrea Yates then drowned her baby."

Honey is that you? (sorry couldn't help it. The way you spot things that others don't is the way my wife picks and picks and picks and picks and picks and picks and picks...)

12 posted on 09/19/2003 1:56:44 PM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: bedolido
Obviously he was hired because of his experience!!
13 posted on 09/19/2003 2:00:04 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: Admin Moderator
I can't remember who posted #6, but it wasn't as risque as #2, and there's nothing wrong with that one.

You guys a are getting way too sensitive and inconsistant.

14 posted on 09/19/2003 2:07:51 PM PDT by putupon (The text in this tagline serves no purpose other than to occupy the space between the parentheses)
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To: bedolido
What is a holidaymaker?

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15 posted on 09/19/2003 2:10:58 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000 (The Patriot Paradox: Interviews featuring your Favorite Freepers and Other Conservative Pursuits)
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To: bedolido
No. I'm an overweight guy with a scruffy beard. I don't think this confusion would occur in a face-to-face convo.
16 posted on 09/19/2003 2:54:32 PM PDT by murdoog (i just changed my tag line)
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To: Scenic Sounds
"Didn't Ted Bundy once have a job like that?"

He worked the phone bank at a suicide prevention hotline.

17 posted on 09/19/2003 3:05:59 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: putupon
The poster was a returning troll. That reply was automatically deleted when he was nuked.
18 posted on 09/19/2003 3:19:26 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: bedolido

bet he votes democRat!

19 posted on 09/19/2003 3:22:39 PM PDT by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: Admin Moderator
Allright then, if he was a documented troll. Sorry, my apologies. :-)
20 posted on 09/19/2003 3:36:14 PM PDT by putupon (The text in this tagline serves no purpose other than to occupy the space between the parentheses)
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To: bedolido
What was he before a Psychology tutor; oh yeah a street person.

That wild look in his eyes may get worse after the "brothas" get through with him. OUCH!!
21 posted on 09/19/2003 3:59:50 PM PDT by LaGrone
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