A sex offender who disappeared with an aristocrat’s daughter raped his victim, armed with “garden shears”.

Court documents reportedly show Mark Gordon, aged just 14, armed himself with garden shears and a kitchen knife before attacking his neighbor during a four-and-a-half-hour ordeal in which he took her hostage and sexually assaulted her. .

Documents that I saw Daily Mailsaid that at the time of the April 1989 attack, “two small children were asleep in their bedroom.”

Gordon, who went missing with his partner Constance Marten and their newborn child, was later jailed in Florida for rape and battery. After serving a 20-year sentence in 2010, he was deported back to the UK.

Gordon was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, but he, his mother and half-siblings moved to the US when he was still a child.

US court records describe how Gordon is said to have broken in through the woman’s bathroom window before finding a pair of her stockings which he used as a makeshift mask to cover his face.

Once he met his victim, the documents state, “The suspect ordered the victim back into the bedroom and, while still armed, demanded that the victim undress.”

He then sexually assaulted and raped the victim.

Gordon faces six charges in connection with the 1989 attack: one count of armed kidnapping, four separate counts of armed sexual assault and one count of burglary with a deadly weapon. He was convicted on all charges.

The file reportedly describes Gordon’s actions when he entered the home: “The suspect put nylon stockings over his face to conceal his identity as he lived next door and was familiar with her.

“The suspect was armed with a kitchen knife as well as a pair of hedge trimmers and after the victim came out of her bedroom to investigate dogs barking, she encountered the suspect hiding near her bedroom door.

“The victim was held against her will by an armed attacker for about four and a half hours.

“After Miranda [being given the right to remain silent]the suspect confessed to the crime and gave a sworn statement describing the sequence of events that occurred.

“It should be noted that during the commission of the crime, two minor children of the victims were sleeping in their bedroom.”

(Met Police/Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

While on the run from the first attack, Gordon carried out another brutal armed raid a few weeks later.

On May 21, 1989, he broke into another man’s home while he was asleep, grabbed a kitchen knife, and then hit the owner over the head with a heavy shovel when he woke up.

Court documents say Gordon confronted the man, one of several occupants of the home, who was lying in bed when he suddenly awoke, “while the defendant was striking the victim in the head and body” with a shovel.

Police are desperately trying to find Ms Marten, her baby and Gordon after their car caught fire on the M61 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, on January 5. They then traveled from Bolton to Liverpool before catching another taxi to Harwich – arriving on Friday January 6.

Police said they were also in Colchester before taking a taxi to East Ham station. This was the location of their last confirmed sighting on Saturday 7 January.

They can now be anywhere in the UK and Ms Marten, who comes from a wealthy aristocratic family, and Mr Gordon used scarves and hoodies to disguise themselves to avoid CCTV.

Ms Marten grew up at Critchell House, a Dorset estate, as part of a prominent family with links to the royal family. Her grandmother was Princess Margaret’s playmate and her father was a pageboy to the Queen, who died last year.

Constance Marten and Mark Gordon were last seen in East Ham, London

(met the police)

Investigators say the pair seem to know how to evade authorities, making it difficult to track them down.

More than 100 officers are involved in the investigation and have more than 223 hours of CCTV with the help of the National Crime Agency.

Detective Sergeant Basford, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is a complex investigation, officers from across Met are continuing to work around the clock to find Constance, Mark and their baby.

“There’s nothing to suggest that any of them caused harm on purpose – we just need to make sure they’re OK, especially the baby, and that they don’t need medical attention for any underlying problems.” .

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