Rapist serving life sentence puts an advert for penfriends in the lonely hearts column of a motorbike magazine
The Prison Service has ordered an investigation into how a sadistic rapist serving a life sentence was able to post an advert in a lonely hearts column.
Jason O’Dell, 45, was locked up in 2013 after imprisoning his terrified victim for TWO weeks.
He repeatedly raped and beat her and left her with broken ribs and a broken nose.
He stubbed out cigarettes on her body before forcing her to clean her own blood off the floor and dye her hair in a bid to cover up the assault.
O’Dell – who has a long history of violence against women – has now sparked further outrage by announcing he is looking for love in the small ads of a biker’s magazine.
Calling himself ‘Biker Bloke’ the monster wrote: “45, Stocky build, serving life in prison, looking for penfriend, interests are live music, camping & rallies.
“Write to Jason O’Dell, A7324AR, HMP Bure, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 5GB.”
The ad in ‘Back Street Heroes’ appears to have slipped past censors at his prison.
But it was spotted by a woman whose friend was killed in a horrific murder who alerted the magazine.
She said: “I know the people who run the magazine and told them about it. They were very concerned and won’t allow it to go in again.
“I think its disgusting this man may leave prison with 100 addresses. I find it insulting to his victims that he has been allowed to do this.”
The Prison Service said they had launched an investigation and the advert has now been removed.
A spokeswoman said: “Any prisoner wishing to participate in a pen pal scheme must seek permission from the governor of the prison before they can do so.
“There are clear instructions on the content of any correspondence, which can also be monitored.
“If a member of the public receives unwanted mail from a prisoner and complains, we can and will prevent any further attempts to contact that person.
“Robust measures are taken against anyone who flouts the rules. An investigation is being conducted into this instance and the advert has been removed.”
O’Dell, of Wymondham, Norfolk, was convicted of three rapes, two counts of actual bodily harm and two counts of assault by beating at Norwich Crown Court.
He was also found guilty of affray and damaging the victim’s property and was ordered to serve a minimum of nine years.
His victim told the court she had lost her job as a result of her ordeal and been forced to move away from her home.
She said: “I only met him in July last year. I didn’t plan to get into a relationship with him but I was helpless against his mind games.
“From the moment I met him, I had a feeling deep down that something bad was going to happen but didn’t know what to do to stop it.
“I’m a strong person but he completely messed my head up.”
The court heard O’Dell had 20 previous convictions for 79 offences.
In 2006 he was jailed for three years for regularly beating up another ex-girlfriend.