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Match.com attacker accused of raping five more women

‘Selfish sexual need’: Jason Lawrance is on trial accused of attacks on
internet dates PICTURE: PA

A CONVICTED serial rapist has gone on trial charged with further attacks on women he met through internet dating.

Jason Lawrance is accused of raping five women from match.com or its partner company Dating Direct between 2009 and 2014, to ‘satisfy a selfish sexual need’, a court heard.

He was found guilty in 2016 of raping and assaulting women he met on match.com, jurors at Nottingham crown court were told. It was the publicity surrounding the trial that gave his new alleged victims ‘the courage to come forward’, the court heard.

The 54-year-old got one woman pregnant despite telling her he’d had a vasectomy. The next day the court was told he messaged her, saying: ‘I have a confession. I’m still fertile. Sorry.’

He allegedly attacked another woman in her home before ‘calmly’ going upstairs for a shower. Prosecutor Clive Stockwell said the woman had invited Lawrance for a coffee. She told him: ‘No, I don’t want this.’ He replied: ‘Shut up, it’s going to happen anyway.’

Another woman was allegedly attacked on a double bed in the back of Lawrance’s van.

Lawrance, formerly of Liphook, Hampshire, denies seven charges of rape, one of sexual assault and another of assault. The trial continues.