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Raymond Edmunds, 75, was confronted with the County Court of Victoria on Wednesday and formally pleaded 10 charges against nine women.

Assassin and rapist known as & # 39; Mr. Stinky & # 39; because of his foul body odor, he says he cannot explain why he waited for DECADES to admit that he was abused women

  • Raymond Edmunds, 75, stood before the court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty
  • He admitted that he had attacked nine women in Melbourne in the 1970s and 1980s
  • He entered the women's homes at night & threatened them with a knife
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A convicted murderer and rapist known as & # 39; Mr. Stinky & # 39; cannot explain why he waited decades before admitting more rape and assault on women in eastern Melbourne.

Raymond Edmunds, 75, faced the Victoria County Court on Wednesday and formally pleaded 10 charges against nine women in the 1970s and 1980s after approaching police about historic crimes last year.

They include the rape of a woman in Donvale from 1971, the rapes of two women in Edithvale and Wheelers Hill in 1977 and the rape and indecent assault of a woman in Clayton in 1984.

Raymond Edmunds, 75, was confronted with the County Court of Victoria on Wednesday and formally pleaded 10 charges against nine women.

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Raymond Edmunds, 75, was confronted with the County Court of Victoria on Wednesday and formally pleaded 10 charges against nine women.

Edmunds also admitted to having falsely captured a woman in Greensborough in 1973, indecently attacking two women on Wheelers Hill in 1976 and 1977, and attacking two women on Donvale in 1972 and Wheelers Hill in 1977.

The court heard that Edmunds & # 39; had entered most women's homes at night and threatened some with a knife if they didn't do what he wanted.

He attacked several victims while their children slept in the neighborhood, waking up with the young daughter of a woman and able to hear her mother being attacked.

In some cases Edmunds has a stocking over his head or a full face mask with holes for his eyes and mouth.

His lawyer Peter Chadwick told Judge Susan Pullen that he had asked Edmunds why he had waited so long to tell the authorities about the crimes, but he has & # 39; no reason & # 39 ;.

But Mr. Chadwick said that Edmunds had now come forward to & # 39; peace of mind & # 39; to bring himself and his victims.

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Judge Pullen said she had trouble finding words to describe how & # 39; absolutely frightening & # 39; the attacks must have been for the women and their families involved.

Chadwick admitted that this was the case.

Raymond Edmunds murdered teenagers Abina Madill and Garry Heywood (photo left) in 1966

Raymond Edmunds murdered teenagers Abina Madill and Garry Heywood (photo left) in 1966

Raymond Edmunds murdered teenagers Abina Madill and Garry Heywood (photo left) in 1966

& # 39; Each of them would be a terrifying experience for the victims and those in the house who knew at the time, and traumatic for their loved ones, & # 39; he said.

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Edmunds was sentenced to life in 1986 to & # 39; never release & # 39; for the murder of teenagers Abina Madill and Garry Heywood near Shepparton in 1966.

He also punishes for decades a series of other rapes and attempted rapes between the 1960s and 1980s that led to him being called the Donvale Rapist and named Mr. Stinky for the offensive body odor reported by his victims.

The court heard that Edmunds (photo) & # 39; had entered most women's homes at night and threatened some with a knife if they didn't do what he wanted

The court heard that Edmunds (photo) & # 39; had entered most women's homes at night and threatened some with a knife if they didn't do what he wanted

The court heard that Edmunds (photo) & # 39; had entered most women's homes at night and threatened some with a knife if they didn't do what he wanted

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