July 27, 2020
An X Factor reject described as “pure evil” has been jailed for life after admitting a series of rapes and other sex offences that took place over 22 years.
Phillip Blackwell, 56, had admitted committing offences against five women in Birmingham and Nuneaton between 1997 and 1998.
He later admitted a further 20 sexual offences against three women between 2005 and 2019 as well as one count of taking indecent photographs of a child and a count of voyeurism.
In all, Blackwell committed 31 sexual offences against nine victims over