Tales of London are tales from another world. Note the severity of the six-year "life" term. I have a feeling we'll be hearing from Mr Iskander again :
Even more sinister were his diaries in which he not only fantasised about notorious child murder cases, but in which he graphically plotted what he was going to do and how he had tracked the girls and knew their every movement for at least 18 months. He even described how the police would arrive when he dragged the 11 year-old off the street.
Mr Carr said: "He goes on to compare himself with others convicted of high-profile similar crimes. He fantasises about the Soham murders of Jessica and Holly and having sex with them in their Manchester United shirts.
"He also fantasises about the Belgian paedophile, Marc Dutroux."
British-born Christopher Iskander, who has a Turkish father and German mother, had one previous conviction for attacking a pal with a hammer. He was jailed for two years for that attack which was also planned and written up in his diaries.
Iskander pleaded guilty to charges of trespass with intent to rape, oral rape and attempted rape relating to the attack on the nine-year-old and two charges of having a sawn-off-shotgun with intent to rape the nine year-old and sexually assault the 11-year-old girl and one of kidnapping the older girl.
He was given a life sentence for public protection of which he must serve at least six years before consideration for parole.
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