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Suspect who wore gorilla mask during sexual assaults sentenced to 21 years in prison

July 16, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Suspect who wore gorilla mask during sexual assaults sentenced to 21 years in prison

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A creep who wore sported Yoda and gorilla mask as he sexually assaulted women in a string of horrific attacks in the U.K. was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Elvis Sidaway, a registered sex offender, preyed on women who walked alone in the suburbs of Selly Oak, Edgbaston, and Quinton in Birmingham after work or a night out between November and January.

Each assault occurred early in the morning, and all of the victims reported that they were grabbed and threatened with a knife or other weapon.

The 53-year-old wore a cartoonish gorilla mask — or a mask resembling “Star Wars” Yoda — during the assaults.

Elvis Sidaway (West Midlands Police)

The masked madman had an “attack kit” which included a black hoodie, condoms, a gas lighter, glasses to conceal himself and erection pills, according to The Mirror.

Multiple victims were students at the University of Birmingham.

Cops busted Sidaway in February after they saw his blue Peugeot 207 parked in the same spot two days in a row.

He has been charged with five counts of sexual assault — for which he pleaded guilty. He pleaded not guilty to rape and possession of a knife during his trial this week.

A jury convicted him of the charges on Friday. He will be required to on the Sex Offender Register for the rest of his life.

“I am pleased with the sentencing,” Detective Sergeant Laura Harrison, from the Public Protections Unit of the West Midlands Police, said in a statement. “Sidaway caused a community to question safety. I hope this will reassure his victims and the student population that a dangerous man is no longer a threat.”

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