A MAN who broke into the homes of four women in the dark of night and raped them on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane over an eight-year period has been sentenced to 20 years’ jail.
Jason Juan Burr, 51, today pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with intent to commit rape, four counts of break and enter, two of burglary by a break during the night and 10 counts of rape.
The court heard two of Burr’s victims were aged 64 and 57, while the other two were “of child-bearing age” and were at risk of falling pregnant after the rapes.
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The shocking attacks were random with the first occurring in 2008 and the other three in 2015 and 2016.
At the time, Burr was dubbed the “night stalker” as police stepped up their efforts to track him down.
The 51-year-old was only caught after he was reported for indecently assaulting a young girl and his DNA matched that collected at the scene of the rapes.
Defence barrister Wayne Tolton tried telling the court that his client was the product of a rape himself and had been molested during his time as a student at Clairvaux MacKillop College.
Judge Julie Dick described the “grave” attacks as “every woman’s worst nightmare” and sentenced Burr to 20 years’ for the rapes and five years’ each for the burglary and break and enter offences.
The sentences will be served concurrently with Burr, who has been in custody since January last year, to remain behind bars until at least 2032.