Update: To be released on licence in April, 2021

Convicted Anglesey rapist cleared of further sex offences

A judge has decided that there was not enough evidence to further convict a child rapist of further serious sexual offences.

Bruno Rae, aged 52, formerly of Warrington and who later lived on Anglesey, is currently serving a 16 year prison sentence after he was convicted of raping a young girl

A jury at Mold Crown Court heard allegations of rape, attempted rape and four other sexual offences against a young boy

Judge Niclas Parry said after the verdict that he would now simply continue to serve the current prison sentence.

The jury of seven men and five women were told that the defendant had been convicted of child rape and in March 2013 he received a 16 year prison sentence at Chester Crown Court.

The court was told that the female victim was seven when the abuse began, and it continued for a further seven years, finally ending when she was 14.

During that trial, Judge Dutton described him as an evil, controlling and manipulative individual who showed no remorse for his crimes.

While he was in custody, the complainant in the current proceedings came forward in 2015 and made fresh allegations against him.

It was alleged that the defendant had sexually assaulted the complainant and had raped him and had tried to do so.

He felt frightened and intimidated, he said.

Prosecuting barrister Matthew Curtis alleged that when the defendant heard about the new allegations he tried to commit suicide.

He had, he alleged, been “found out” and tried to hang himself and take an overdose.

Rae denied any sexual behaviour towards the boy who was aged between 11 and 13

The defendant told the jury that he had been wrongly convicted originally and had appealed against the conviction.

He said that the appeal had gone against him and that was why he had tried to harm himself.