Hundreds protest outside ‘Da Vinci’ rapist’s home
HUNDREDS of protesters yesterday marched on the home of “Da Vinci” rapist Robert Greens in a bid to have the sex offender removed.
Greens was drunk and on drugs when he attacked a 19-year-old Dutch student near Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian – the setting for Dan Brown’s novel and the Hollywood film The Da Vinci Code – in May 2005.
Greens, from Mayfield in Midlothian, was jailed for ten years for the rape which judge Lord McKay described as “violent and brutal”.
He has lived at several addresses since being released, but was recently rehoused in Newtongrange because it was deemed by council officials to be the most stable place for him.
Residents have reacted angrily to the move claiming his house is near an area popular with walkers and joggers.
The protesters, including parents, teenagers and children, marched through the streets with placards and banners, chanting “Get the beast out”.
Greens claims he cannot remember raping the woman. He initially blamed his twin brother for the sex attack on the B7003 road, between Roslin and the village of Rosewell, which is less than t en miles from his current location.
Lothian and Borders Police said the protest remained peaceful and there were no arrests.
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