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A child rapist Brian Learmonth arrested for historical sexual assault in the 1980s and 1990s has died in prison after testing positive for Covid-19.
— The Scottish Sun (@ScottishSun) October 19, 2020
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Brian Learmonth, 65, was discovered in his cell in a coronavirus isolation wing at Stafford Prison in Staffordshire on October 8th.
He had been transferred to the D-wing a few days earlier and was found by guards who had difficulty breathing.
Paramedics attempted to resuscitate Learmonth and served a 12 year and six month sentence, but he was pronounced dead.
A source said: “Learmonth tested positive for Covid and his health has deteriorated.
“He was held in the isolation ward to protect others and was looked after around the clock.
“His death underscores the risk of Covid in prison.”
A prison service spokesman said: “HMP Stafford prisoner Brian Learmonth died in prison on October 8th. The prison and probation ombudsman has been informed.
Learmonth pleaded guilty to various sexual offenses against children in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in October 2014.
He admitted three rape cases, one for indecent bodily harm, one for indecent photos, and one for possession and distribution of indecent photos.
CAUGHT FOR LIFE
In January 2015, he was put behind bars at Shrewsbury Crown Court and asked to sign the Sex Offender Register for Life.
The court heard that between the late 1980s and the mid 1990s, Learmont repeatedly molested five girls while he was living in Shrewsbury.
Shrewsbury CID Detective Constable Sarah Smither said at the time, “It took many years for the Learmonth victims to contact the police.
“I would like to congratulate you on your courage to report crimes to the police and to have confidence in the judicial system.
“I hope today’s belief will help its victims come to terms with what they went through.”
Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy, who led the Shrewsbury investigation team, also said, “This investigation has been lengthy and has taken a tremendous amount of time and effort to get to the point where Learmonth was finally there. Put on trial.
“We work closely with other agencies to ensure that victims of sexual abuse receive the greatest possible support.
“I want to assure anyone who has been or is a victim of child abuse that they can contact the police and that they will be treated with care and sensitivity. With our partner agencies, we will support you as well as possible and, if possible, prosecute those responsible. “”
COVIDATED IN PRISON
The latest figures show that the death toll in prison from coronavirus has reached 45 – amid fears a second wave will hit prisons.
According to the Justice Department, 23 prisoners and 22 Covid-19 employees were killed. The statistics are valid through September 30th and do not include the death of Mr. Learmonth.
A total of 630 prisoners, including children, tested positive for Covid-19 in 89 facilities.
Since August there has been a monthly increase of 80 positive cases.
In addition, 316 prisoners have been released under the Covid-19 Temporary Release Programs.
In September, a paedo rapist who was about to be released died just days after learning that other victims had come forward.
Brian Daniels, 74, was about to be released after serving an 18-year prison sentence.
The former bus driver told police “I don’t deserve to die” when police told him there were three other victims.
Daniels was sentenced to six years and eight months on September 21 – and died six days later on September 27 at HMP Durham.