A man has been jailed for seven years after he was found guilty of raping a woman he met on dating site Plenty of Fish, and assaulting another.
27-year-old Scott Lazenby was found to have thrown a woman he had met on Plenty of Fish onto her bed in her home in Colne, Lancashire, before assaulting her and raping her twice, the court heard.
Four days prior to this incident, Lazenby met with another woman he had met on Plenty of Fish in her home in Ashton-under-Lyne.
When sitting on the sofa, Lazenby is said to have groped the woman’s breast underneath her clothing, whilst her son was in the same room.
Lazenby left the house soon after, as the woman had called 999, Burnley Crown Court heard.
The 27-year-old is said to have been in an “open relationship” with another woman at the time (the two also met on Plenty of Fish), but he had returned to the site when she said she did not want children.
Judge Andrew Woolman told Lazenby in court that although the women may have indicated that they were open to sexual situations, this “does not mean that they consent to sex regardless”.
Lazenby agreed that he had met the women on Plenty of Fish, but denied two offences of rape and one of charge of assault by penetration and one of sexual assault – he claimed that the women had both consented.
He has now been jailed for seven years, having been found guilty of sexual assault, two offences of rape and assault by penetration – he was convicted in December.
Lazenby has also been ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life and has been banned from using dating websites for 13 years under a sexual harm prevention order.