News User Accused Of Raping Five Women He Met On The Dating Site

match.comA British man has been accused of raping five women he met on

The 50-year-old man from Hampshire, Jason Lawrance, has also been charged with attempting to rape and sexually assault two other women he met on the dating site.

Derby Crown Court was told how Lawrance used two profiles to contact his alleged seven victims, “keepitstraighttoday” and “straightmanlooking”.

Prosecuting Shaun Smith QC said Lawrance aimed to move their interactions off the site to text and email.

Smith said: “We suggest that’s because he was keen to engineer a situation where he persuaded women to make contact with him privately by phone or text message or email so he was not being watched by the website.”

Lawrance is accused of raping women in his van, at a hotel and also at a victim’s house, the latter the morning after consensual sex, despite her “screaming hysterically.”

Following the last attack, Lawrance sent the alleged victim two texts saying: “When you were crying out for me to stop I couldn’t, I’m so mad at myself xxx” and: “I was disgusted with myself for hurting you. I am so sorry. I am too rough for you xxx xx”.

Derby Crown Court heard that were told by four of the women that the man was dangerous and should be removed.

However apparently told one victim “it couldn’t do anything because he hadn’t sent any abusive messages via their website.”

The alleged attacks happened between January 2011 and November 2014.

The trial is expected to last two weeks.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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