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Victims of Bondi Beast rapist Keith Simms reveal the strange words he said to them after the sexual assault

Immediately after putting a knife to the throat of defenseless women and brutally sexually assaulting them, serial predator Keith Simms uttered the words ‘I love you’ and ‘Thank you’, their victims have revealed.

Simms, nicknamed the ‘Bondi Beast’, has been linked to 31 sexual assaults. in the eastern suburbs of Sydney between 1985 and 2001.

Police used DNA technology to identify him this month, but the positive identification came nine months late, as Simms died of kidney failure in February, aged 66.

Two of his victims, Jennifer, 69, and Linda, 52, recalled the horrifying moment they came face to face with one of Australia’s worst rapists in an interview with Nine’s 60 Minutes.

Keith Simms (pictured), nicknamed the ‘Bondi Beast’, was a serial rapist who preyed on women in Sydney’s eastern suburbs from 1985 to 2001.

Jennifer was a community liaison nurse sleeping in her staff quarters at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick when she was attacked in 1987.

Simms, wearing a ski mask, entered her room through a window and threatened her with a knife before raping her.

Jennifer remembers Simms saying ‘I love you’, as she was leaving, calling the words ‘gross, dirty and disgusting’.

Linda, who was sexually assaulted in 1994, was at the Coogee Bay Hotel walking home along a coastal path when Simms ran after her wearing a ski mask and a knife in hand.

After the attack on the cliff top, he said, ‘Thank you,’ which was really unsettling,” Linda said.

“I think it just shows his level of depravity to say that to someone.”

She deduced that Simms had seen her at the Coogee Bay Hotel and followed her from the place after she left.

Jennifer (Pictured) Was Sexually Assaulted By Simms In 1987 When He Entered Her Bedroom. He Told Her That He 'Loved' Her After The Assault

Jennifer (pictured) was sexually assaulted by Simms in 1987 when he entered her bedroom. He told her that he ‘loved’ her after the assault

Linda (Pictured) Was Followed Home By Simms In 1994 After Leaving The Coogee Bay Hotel And Was Raped Along A Coastal Path. Simms Told Him 'Thank You' After The Assault

Linda (pictured) was followed home by Simms in 1994 after leaving the Coogee Bay Hotel and was raped along a coastal path. Simms told him ‘thank you’ after the assault

DNA technology identified Simms as responsible for a dozen sexual assaults in eastern Sydney. He was also linked to at least 19 other people.

Armed with a knife and disguised in a ski mask, Simms attacked vulnerable girls as young as 13 and women as young as 55.

A 16-year-old girl he raped in Bondi in 1986 became pregnant and miscarried.

Simms ambushed some of his victims in their homes in the middle of the night or early in the morning.

He covered their mouths with his hand, threatened to kill them, and sexually assaulted them. At other times, she would target women in isolated areas who were walking alone.

For decades, police worked to find out who was behind this reign of terror, but in the hunt for the predator, also known as the ‘Centennial Park Rapist’ and the ‘Sweatsuit Rapist’, Simms was never investigated.

Keith Simms Targeted Vulnerable Girls As Young As 13 And Women As Young As 55.

Keith Simms targeted vulnerable girls as young as 13 and women as young as 55.

For Decades, Police Worked To Identify The Predator, Also Known As

For decades, police worked to identify the predator, also known as “The Centennial Park Rapist” and “The Tracksuit Rapist.” Pictured are two artists’ prints used by police before Simms was finally identified.

A breakthrough finally came in 2016 when DNA samples taken from the crime scene were matched to one of his male relatives, but narrowing that down to Simms happened too late to bring him to justice.

The father of three and grandfather of five died of kidney failure at age 66 in February.

When detectives informed Simms’ wife that she had been married to a serial rapist for nearly 44 years, she couldn’t believe what they were telling her about her soul mate.

The commander of the sex crimes squad, Detective Superintendent Jayne Doherty, said Simms he had never been in trouble with the law for felonies and did not suffer from mental health, drug or alcohol problems.

“As far as we know, through all the research, he was never on the radar and so he didn’t have all of those normal triggers, so by not having them, he probably helped to remain so anonymous,” she told the Daily. Telegraph.

For confidential information, advice and support services, contact: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

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