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Rapist posed as a police officer

A RAPIST who posed as a policeman and attacked two women at knifepoint in Mottingham is facing years behind bars.

Derek Rainey, aged 28, who has admitted two counts of rape and one charge of causing GBH with intent, appeared at Woolwich Crown Court, on November 5.

He carried out both sex attacks within a fortnight, close to the Grove Park sports ground.

Rainey targeted his first victim, a 51-year-old woman, on Lambscroft Avenue, on November 23, last year.

Posing as a policeman, he asked her to go to his car and then held a knife to her throat.

He then ordered the woman to strip before assaulting her.

After putting her through a 40 minute ordeal, he told her to walk away.

She went to the nearest house and called the police.

He pounced again when he grabbed a 59-year-old woman, in Marvels Lane, and dragged her to a car park overlooking the sports ground, at 3.30am on December 8.

Rainey, of Mirror Path, Eltham, told the woman he would kill her if she did not take off her underwear.

But after he had raped her, the woman sprayed hairspray in his face and managed to escape.

She ran to a nearby block of flats and screamed for help but no-one came to help and Rainey caught up with her.

Enraged, he headbutted her and then punched her in the face.

During the attack, the hood of his top came down and the woman, who suffered two broken ribs and needed 12 stitches, saw his face.

Rainey was arrested 10 days later and denied both offences.

The second victim picked him out of an identity parade.

He was also linked by DNA to both women.

Judge Michael Carroll, who ordered psychiatric and pre-sentence reports, said: "So there is no misunderstanding, these reports will assist me in the length of the sentence."

Rainey will be sentenced on December 16.

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