A man - known as the M25 rapist - has been referred for parole.
Antoni Imiela from Kent was jailed nearly 14 years ago for a series of attacks in the Home Counties, including in Stevenage.
The railway worker was given seven life sentences in 2004 for attacking women and girls he'd never met. Some were as young as 10.
The 63-year-old dragged victims to secluded areas, and threatened to kill them.
It's understood any hearing to decide his parole isn't likely within the next six months.
Last week it emerged cabbie John Worboys - who was jailed indefinitely in 2009 for sexually assaulting women passengers - would be freed.