Man admits raping 71-year-old woman at her home after DNA breakthrough
A sex monster has pleaded guilty to the horrific rape of a pensioner in her own home – more than 40 years ago.
It comes after cops made a new DNA breakthrough in the case that remained unsolved since the attack in 1980.
Tragic Violet Brown, 71, who lived alone, was woken by the sound of Kenneth Wells, 63, breaking into her house and coming into her bedroom.
Wells raped Ms Brown before he fled the property in Collingbourne Ducis, Wiltshire, after locking her inside.
She had to wait until the next morning before being able to alert her neighbours and the police.
Wells was arrested shortly after the attack and remained the prime suspect, but there was never enough evidence to lead to a charge.
The file remained with Wiltshire Police and was re-examined over the years to see if there were any potential new leads.