A MUM has revealed she was raped by Mark Gordon who told her “do not scream or I’ll kill your youngsters”.
The lady, 64, was held captive by Gordon through the horror four-hour assault in 1989 – when he was simply 14 years outdated.
The now-48-year-old, his associate Constance Marten and her new child child disappeared greater than two weeks in the past, with police and household pleading for them to come back out of hiding.
A part of the nationwide hunt has seen Gordon’s previous come to mild – together with that he is a convicted intercourse offender.
His sufferer has now revealed her hellish ordeal.
The lady, who has not been named, told of how Gordon got here into her residence armed with a pair of backyard shears.
The Birmingham-born man was residing in America on the time, and broke into his Florida neighbour’s home by way of her toilet window.
He then walked into the girl’s bed room wielding hedge clippers and a kitchen knife and ordered her to undress.
With a pair of tights masking his face, Gordon sexually assaulted and raped the girl whereas her two youngsters have been asleep subsequent door.
The mum-of-two told MailOnline: “I stepped out of my room and he told me to not scream or he’d kill my youngsters.
“It was over 4 hours.
“He’d been watching me for months from totally different locations and he had it actually well-planned.”
The lady stated she’s had post-traumatic stress dysfunction her total life.
She continued: “After this occurred it was like my life stopped. I misplaced every little thing.
“‘I misplaced my residence as a result of I wasn’t in a position to do something or promote it. I was emotionally simply not even there.
“I couldn’t perform. I couldn’t suppose.”
After six weeks on the run, six fees have been introduced in opposition to Gordon.
They included armed kidnapping, armed sexual battery and housebreaking with a lethal weapon.
Gordon pleaded responsible to the assault, was convicted and thrown behind bars for 20 years.
However through the interval earlier than his arrest, Gordon additionally battered a person on the pinnacle with a shovel in his own residence.
He later confessed to the violent raid.
Gordon, Constance and her new child child have been lacking since January 5, after they deserted their burning automobile on the M61 close to Bolton, Larger Manchester.
Sources immediately revealed Constance, 35, doubtless gave beginning in her automobile as hearth crews noticed a placenta within the backseat of the charred wreck.
The invention of the placenta confirmed the lengths the couple have been keen to go to to maintain their whereabouts a secret, as it’s understood they did not search any medical consideration.