The man who killed Melbourne schoolgirl Masa Vukotic has admitted raping a woman in an unrelated incident at a Christian bookshop two days after the teen’s murder.
Sean Price pleaded guilty earlier this month to fatally stabbing the 17-year-old in a park near her Doncaster home in March.
Today in the Victorian Supreme Court, he pleaded guilty to a separate charge of rape.
With the guilty plea it can now be revealed Price has an extensive history of attacking women.
Court documents are yet to be released but it has been reported he previously pleaded guilty to and was jailed for 22 charges of rape, indecent assault and threatening to kill young women, including a 13-year-old girl, in Melbourne’s east.
Price had previously pleaded not guilty to the rape charge and prosecutors requested his sentence for the murder of Ms Vukotic be postponed until after the rape trial.
Justice Lex Lasry set a tentative trial date for the rape for next year, which has now been abandoned.
Price’s lawyer argued in court previously that the murder and rape allegations were two separate matters and his sentence ought not be set back.
Ms Vukotic’s family and friends were in court, but did not comment as they left the building.
Price, who was wearing a black suit and a white open-necked shirt and had a short Mohawk-style haircut, sat quietly in the dock.
He was not shackled, unlike previous court appearances where he appeared via videolink, but was flanked by five security guards.
Ms Vukotic’s father stood up when Price left the courtroom and stared at him.
Price will return to court for a plea hearing for all the charges on December 14.
This post originally appeared on ABC News.
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