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Only once was there a report of his offending outside Greater London. The fact that many offences have taken place in Orpington, including one on Boxing Day in 1998, led detectives to suspect the rapist had a link to the area.
Det Supt Morgan has said "He either lives, works or has some connection with someone he visits in Orpington. It is thought that he was meticulous in planning his crimes.
He is suspected of over 100 offences from 1990 to 2009.
In 1998, the Metropolitan Police launched the dedicated Operation Minstead team to investigate the crimes, based out of Lewisham police station.
Therefore, many possible Minstead incidents flagged up by police for the attention of the Operation Minstead team cannot be definitely confirmed as the work of the same offender so must be excluded from the linked series.
The confirmed series of offences began in October 1992 in the Shirley area of Croydon.
Another said she didn’t want to dial 999 "because I know the police are already so busy".
The offences occurred in defined geographical clusters in and around South East London.
In addition, the Operation Minstead investigation team have to decide which incidents are unmistakably the work of the same offender and which are similar but possibly unrelated.Detective Superintendent Simon Morgan who headed the Minstead team from 2001 to October 2009, explained the problems in arriving at a definitive total of offences in this series by saying "His victims come from a generation who are inclined to see good in everyone.One thanked him for being gentle when he raped her".He is positively linked to four reported rapes and around 30 other sexual assaults.
Police believe he is also responsible for at least another two rapes where the victims felt unable to make any official allegation.
He had sometimes been shamed into leaving without committing a sexual assault when his victim has chastised him.