A 'MANIPULATIVE' sex attacker with interests in bondage and domination has been convicted of two rapes, one against a married mum in her own home.

Daniel Jones remained ashen-faced in the dock but showed no emotion as he was convicted of both rapes this afternoon following unanimous verdicts by the jury.

The portly 27-year-old's trial began last Tuesday but Judge James Burbidge QC did not pass sentence. This is because the defendant needs to be assessed to see whether he poses a danger which could mean an extended sentence.

The trial involved two women giving evidence about what happened to them which included being strangled during sex without their consent and struck with a riding crop.

The jury convicted Jones of a rape committed against a married mum in her Norfolk home in April and a second rape against a different woman, committed in his own home in Hancocks Lane, Welland in January this year.

The second victim, picked up by the defendant from Weston-super-Mare, was found inside his cottage when Jones was already under investigation for the first rape.

Alarm bells rang when the battery on his ankle tag ran low and police went to investigate. During the trial he was called ‘sexually selfish’ and ‘a brazen liar’ by Caroline Goodwin QC who prosecuted the case.

Judge Burbidge said: “There’s some disquieting material the jury did not know about in his background. It was not relevant to any determination of whether each of these ladies was telling the truth about the act of sexual intercourse.”

Adjourning for a report, he said: “These are offences to which the statutory provisions relating to dangerousness apply.”

“That’s correct your Honour” said Miss Goodwin.

This assessment involves looking at the significant risk of serious harm Jones may pose in future.

“He’s certainly a manipulative individual” said Judge Burbidge.

He told the jury Jones had convictions for ‘physically abusing previous partners’.

Sentence was adjourned until November 12 this year. In the meantime the defendant was remanded in custody. Speaking to the defendant directly, Judge Burbidge said: “It goes without saying these are very serious offences and you will receive a very significant sentence.”

The officer in the case, DI Carl Shenton, said: “It has been a challenging and complex case and, from when we have established contact with the victims and what they have reported to us, this is something we have been looking to achieve for them.

“I would like to thank them for coming forward and giving their evidence and the bravery they have shown. Hopefully this will offer them some sort of closure moving forward.”