Rapist Who Attacked Up to 1K Women Being Sent Home
Selva Kumar Subbiah 'is a total, classic psychopath'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2017 3:08 AM CST
Subbiah spent many years in Ontario's notorious Kingston Penitentiary.   (Wikimedia Commons/Boardhead)

(Newser) – An unrepentant serial rapist believed to have attacked up to 1,000 women has finished a 24-year prison sentence in Canada, but he won't be enjoying a minute of freedom there. Instead, guards will accompany Selva Kumar Subbiah on a plane back to his native Malaysia and hand police files on him to authorities there, the Toronto Star reports. The 56-year-old, who moved to Canada in 1980, was convicted in 1992 of drugging and raping dozens of women; authorities believe there were hundreds more victims. Subbiah pretended to have exotic pets for sale or posed as a modeling agent or movie producer to lure women to the basement of his home, where he offered them drugged drinks before raping them and taking "trophy" photos.

Officials say Subbiah served his sentence in full because he showed no remorse or any sign of empathy for his victims. "You are the worst offender and the highest risk that has ever come before me in my career," immigration official Andrew Laut said at a hearing Monday. Retired Toronto cop Brian Thomson tells the Toronto Sun that he and his partner spoke to more than 500 women who were attacked by Subbiah. "In a heartbeat, he will reoffend—there is no doubt in my mind," Thomson says. He adds, "He is a total, classic psychopath. I've met a lot of interesting people. He is the scariest I've ever met." The Malaysia Star reports that Malaysian police will meet Subbiah at the airport and plan to monitor him closely. (Cops looked into five sexual assaults and ended up finding 27.)

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