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AS the hunt for serial rapist Trevor Masters enters its third week, more details of the man described as 'pure evil' by one of his victims are starting to emerge.

He was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire in 1952 and later moved to the Welsh pit village of Blaenavon in the heart of the Rhymney Valley, South Wales.

Speaking last week, one of the victims - attacked by Masters when she was just 11 years old - said: 'He ruined my life and he will do the same to others.'

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said Masters kept knives, a bow and arrow and other weapons at his home.

His bedroom was covered in posters of his hero Rambo, the film character played by Sylvester Stallone.

The victim, now aged 27, said: 'He was always watching videos and pornography in front of me.

'I was afraid to upset him because he was very violent. The slightest thing would set him off. I just want him caught. I won't be able to relax until he is in jail where he belongs. He is pure evil.'

In the late 1980s, Masters moved to Lyonshall, Herefordshire, where he worked as an agricultural labourer and game keeper, moving from farm to farm. He also worked as a decorator, brickie and odd-job man.

Villagers describe him as a 'loner' who was regularly seen in the nearby woods armed with a gun.

He also lived in Redditch, Worcestershire, for a time and is believed still to have acquaintances in the area.

Four of his previous convictions for firearms offences took place in Cornwall. The rest, including the rape and indecent assaults involving four women, took place in the Midlands.

After a three-week trial at Cardiff Crown Court, he was found guilty of one rape, three counts of actual bodily harm against a woman and two indecent assaults and two attempted serious sexual offences against a child now aged 28.

He was also convicted of an indecent assault on a woman, now 27, when she was under the age of 16. He raped his first victim, then 26, in Redditch when he was working as a farmhand.

Masters, who was accused of tying one victim to a four-poster bed, threatening another with a gun and holding another down with a weight-lifting bar, claimed: 'I was sexually considerate at all times.'
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Aug 20, 2000
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