Dorset Police Appeal For Victims Of Jailed Rapist To Come Forward
5:12pm 14th March 2013
(Updated 8:08am 15th March 2013)
Dorset Police are appealing for potential victims of jailed rapist to come forward.
50-year-old Steve Beeks of no fixed abode worked in Weymouth as a Street Entertainer during the summer and autumn of 2011.
Beeks was found guilty by a jury in Wales of rape and assault in February for offences that took place outside of Dorset.
But Police here now what anyone who may have been a victim of his to get in touch.
Detective Constable Steve Dodge, of Weymouth CID, said: "I am taking the unusual step of releasing Steven Beeks' image into the public domain in the belief that there may be other victims of crime that have yet to be identified by investigators.
"Beeks has travelled extensively throughout the country. He has been of no fixed abode for a number of years and has earned casual income as a street performer - a silver living statue.
"Beeks used an alias of 'Silver Steve' and we know he was living in the Weymouth area in the summer and autumn of 2011.
"I would encourage anyone who has concerns regarding Steven Beeks to contact Dorset Police on 101 - we treat all such calls very seriously and specialist staff are on hand to provide support."
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 14:298. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.