Telheiras rapist

A Portuguese man has admitted responsibility for around 40 rapes.

Henrique Paulino Sotero, 30, had the habit of attacking on Tuesdays and when interrogated by the police he said that he could not control his sexual impulses.

He was arrested on Friday, March 5, and detained at the Polícia Judiciária prison in Lisbon, where he will remain until his case is heard in court.

People who knew him said they were in shock after finding out that he was the man who had become known as the Telheiras rapist.

Neighbours described him as “a nice, helpful and knowledgeable person”.