Lawrance had met the woman after she invited him round for a coffee – and despite telling him “No, I don’t want this”, he responded with “shut up… Other women were attacked in Lawrance’s car or van, with one being pushed on a double bed in the back of his van after taking a drive to Bradgate Park, Leicestershire in January 2014.The court was told another woman had a belt wrapped around her neck, in an area called Bluebell Woods in Dingley Dell, Market Harborough shortly after he joined in 2009.
Opening the case against Lawrance earlier in July, Clive Stockwell QC said: “Rape necessarily involves the exploitation of vulnerability, vulnerability exploited to satisfy a selfish sexual need.“During this trial you will hear of the cruelty suffered by…
vulnerable women, all exploited to satisfy a selfish sexual need.“The selfish sexual needs of Jason Lawrance.”In the previous trial in Derby, Judge Gregory Dickinson QC called for a review of internet dating safety measures after expressing concern that four of the victims had made complaints to before three other women were raped.
Upon hearing of his latest offences, said member safety is their “primary priority” – adding: “Match has a zero-tolerance policy for reports of serious offences and we encourage anyone who has felt exposed to unsafe behaviour, whether through our services or anywhere else, to speak to the police.”In order to try to prevent similar attacks, the site introduced the “report a profile” feature and encourages all users to only message on its own platforms.
Lawrance, formerly of Liphook, Hampshire, was remanded back into custody by Mr Justice Jeremy Baker to be sentenced at the same court at a later date.
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