A WELLAND man who raped two women has been jailed for 17 years.
Daniel Jones, 28, of Hancocks Lane, was handed the sentence at Worcester Crown Court today.
In April last year, Jones contacted a woman on the social media app Whisper. He travelled to meet her in Norfolk, raped her and stole her wedding and engagement rings.
Then in January 2021, following further interaction on social media, he drove to meet a women in Somerset, took her back to his home address and raped her.
Very bravely, the victims came forward to officers who were able to identify Jones and arrest him.
After investigations he was charged with two counts of rape and found guilty after a trial in October 2021.
Det Con Carl Shenton thanked the victims for their bravery in coming forward and giving evidence.
“Hopefully this sentence will offer them some sort of closure and allow them to move forward with their lives.”
He urged anyone with any concerns about a similar incident either recently or in the past to get in touch.
“We investigate all reports we receive and anyone making a report is offered full and comprehensive support from specialist staff.”
The West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre is available on 03456 461188.
Anyone who has been affected by crime and needs support can also contact the free and confidential Victim Advice Line on 0800 952 3000 or by emailing [email protected] or visiting victimadviceline.org.uk