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Rapist due to be sentenced for 1986 McDonalds rape

Rapist due to be sentenced for 1986 McDonalds rape

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Justin Burns

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Rapist due to be sentenced for 1986 McDonalds rape
Alexander McGuire

A 60-year-old man who pleaded guilty to raping a woman in McDonalds in Windsor more than 25 years ago is due to be sentenced on Friday.

Alexander McGuire, of Sandy Lane, Bedfordshire, admitted raping the then 29-year-old on November 25, 1986 at Reading Crown Court on March 5.

He had previously been acquitted of the offence by a jury, but was arrested at his home in July and the original trial verdict was quashed in December.

McGuire raped the woman in a toilet cubicle at the Thames Street restaurant where she was working a late shift.

But the police's Major Crime Review Team re-investigated the case under the Double Jeopardy legislation.

Forensic evidence secured during the medical examination of the victim at the time of the offence was re-examined using new DNA techniques not available to the original investigation team.

He will be sentenced at the same court on Friday.

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