Coventry & Warwickshire

Rapist admits Nuneaton assault after DNA evidence link

A man jailed in January for raping a woman in 1992 has admitted assaulting another woman 10 years later after DNA evidence linked him to the attack.

Mark Anthony Harrison, 43, pleaded guilty to attempted rape, indecent assault and actual bodily harm, at Birmingham Crown Court.

The charges relate to an attack on a 26-year-old woman in Manor Court Road in Nuneaton on 24 August 2002.

Harrison is serving 20 years in prison for the rape committed in 1992.

During the police investigation into that case, a DNA sample was taken from Harrison that linked him to the attempted rape in August 2002, Warwickshire police said.

He was returned to prison to be sentenced at Warwick Crown Court later this year.

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