Prostitute killer sexually assaulted officer at Wakefield Prison

COURT: Court Case

COURT: Court Case

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A murderer has been found guilty of sexually assaulting an officer while he was being searched at Wakefield Prison.

Adam Bowler carried out the attack at the West Yorkshire jail while serving a life sentence for murdering a prostitute and burning her body.

A jury at Leeds Crown Court yesterday (Feb 11) found Bowler, 30, guilty of the offence which took place in June last year.

The trial heard Bowler approached the officer from behind shortly after he had been searched upon leaving the prison chapel. He was interviewed but denied doing anything wrong.

He claimed he had brushed against the officer by accident.

Judge Geoffrey Marson, QC, gave Bowler a 12 month sentence for the offence, to run concurrently with his life sentence for murder.

He said: “This was a shocking and serious incident upon a prison officer who was performing a public duty.”

Bowler was given a life sentence in March 2004 and told he must serve a minimum of 20 years for the murder of Lisa Marie Spence.

He was obsessed with serial killer Peter Sutcliffe and kept files on him and various other murderers.

He was 18 at the time he lured Ms Spence back to a flat in east London along with another man, Deepak Bouri

Bouri, a registered sex offender, teamed up with him and hatched a plan to sexually abuse and murder a woman.

After murdering Ms Spence they put her body in a cardboard box. The box was then set on fire.

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