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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.
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Brian Learmonth, 65, was discovered in his cell in a coronavirus isolation wing at Stafford Prison in Staffordshire on October 8.
He had been transferred to the D wing a few days earlier and was found by guards who were having difficulty breathing.
Paramedics attempted to resuscitate Learmonth and he served a sentence of 12 years and six months, but he was pronounced dead.
A source said: “Learmonth tested positive for Covid and his health has deteriorated.
“They kept him in the isolation room to protect the others and they looked after him 24 hours a day.
“His death underscores the risk of Covid being in prison.”
A spokesman for the Corrections Service said: “HMP Stafford inmate Brian Learmonth died in prison on 8 October. The Prison and Probation Ombudsman has been informed.
Learmonth pleaded guilty to several sex crimes against children in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in October 2014.
It 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 Registry for Life.
The court heard that between the late 1980s and mid-1990s, Learmont repeatedly abused five girls while living in Shrewsbury.
Shrewsbury Criminal Investigation Police Officer Sarah Smither said at the time: “It took many years for Learmonth victims to contact the police.
“I would like to congratulate you for your courage in reporting crimes to the police and for having confidence in the judicial system.
“I hope that today’s belief helps 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 long and has required an enormous amount of time and effort to get to the point where Learmonth was finally there. Bring to trial.
“We work closely with other agencies to ensure that victims of sexual abuse receive the most support possible.
“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 best we can and, if possible, we will prosecute those responsible. ”
COVIDATED IN PRISON
The latest figures show that the death toll in prison from coronavirus has reached 45, amid fears that a second wave will hit prisons.
According to the Department of Justice, 23 prisoners and 22 Covid-19 employees were killed. Statistics are valid until September 30 and do not include the death of Mr. Learmonth.
A total of 630 prisoners, including children, tested positive for Covid-19 at 89 facilities.
Since August there has been a monthly increase of 80 positive cases.
Additionally, 316 prisoners have been released under the Covid-19 Temporary Release Programs.
In September, a Paedo rapist who was about to be released died a few 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 that “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.