Notts: Man jailed for 17 years after raping two women

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A man who raped two women will spend the next 17 years of his life behind bars.

Stuart Hayter, 29, of Clumber Street, Warsop, was found guilty of five counts of rape against the victims on Monday 23rd February.

A woman reported being attacked by Hayter following a party in June last year. As part of the police investigation that followed, another victim was traced who informed officers that she had also been attacked by Hayter on a number of occasions.

Hayter had claimed that the sexual activity with both women had been consensual. However, a jury didn’t believe him, and he was unanimously found guilty of all five counts.

DC Helen Commins, who investigated the case, said: “The first victim had the courage to come forward and report what had happened to her. As part of my enquiries, I was then able to trace another victim who Hayter had raped several times and who was in extreme fear of what he was capable of. He thought he could do what he liked to women without their consent.”

He was handed 11 years for four counts of rape against one victim, and will also serve a further six years, to run consecutively, for the offence against a second woman.

He was also told he will need to sign the Sex Offenders’ register for life.

DC Cummins added: “By working closely with the second victim, she felt more confident that she could tell us about what he had done, and I am really pleased that both women have today seen justice and Hayter will be behind bars for a very long time.”