Ian John Phipps
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West Malling rapist Ian John Phipps jailed for attacks

A man from Kent has been jailed for 15 years for raping a 14-year-old girl and a 23-year-old woman more than 20 years ago.

Ian John Phipps, 50, from West Malling, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape - in Halling in 1986 and in Wrotham Hill in 1991 at a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday.

Victoria Bacon was 14 when she was raped by Phipps as she walked home from school in Halling.

She has waived her right to anonymity to speak of her relief after her attacker was finally brought to justice.

Piers Hopkirk spoke to Ms Bacon and Det Insp Gavin Moss, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

  • 06 Apr 2013