Soldier Found Guilty Of Raping Teenagers
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A soldier is facing prison after being convicted of raping three teenagers and trying to abduct two schoolgirls.
Jonathan Haynes, 30, was found guilty of six counts of rape, two of kidnap and two of attempting to kidnap following a three-week trial at Bristol Crown Court.
The predator meticulously planned his attacks for weeks as he prowled the streets of Chippenham, Wiltshire, late at night looking for young victims.
Haynes raped the girls after abducting them from the streets of the town and also attacked a University of Glamorgan first year student after breaking into halls of residence.
The Royal Logistics Corp lance corporal, who was based at Buckley Barracks, Hullavington, near Chippenham, also tried to snatch two 14-year-old girls from a country lane.
Haynes, who wore grey trousers and a grey shirt and tie, stood expressionless between two dock officers as the jury forewoman returned 10 unanimous guilty verdicts after less than a day's deliberations.
Members of the public, who were sitting in court, wiped away tears and hugged each other following the verdicts.
Defence barrister Ian Bourne QC asked for an adjournment for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.
Recorder of Bristol Judge Neil Ford QC agreed and fixed sentencing for September 8.