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A man has been jailed after he was found guilty of two rapes in Tamworth.
Aaron Hadley, 19, of Erdington, Birmingham, was sentenced today (Friday 5 August) at Birmingham Crown Court to 10 years behind bars.
He was found guilty of two counts of rape and three counts of actual bodily harm by a jury following a three-week trial at Stafford Crown Court on 9 June.
At the time of the offences, Hadley had a leg brace and was using crutches.
At approximately 3.30am on Sunday 31 October, Hadley raped a 19-year-old woman inside a bar on Market Street.
Fifty minutes later, at 4.20am, he raped a 17-year-old girl on George Street. He then assaulted her with a crutch leaving her leaving her with substantial bruising and swelling to her eye. He then struck her again to the back of the head.
He also assaulted another woman – hitting her on the back of her head leaving her temporarily unconscious – and a man, who tried to come to the woman’s aid, to the right side of the face.
Hadley was arrested on 15 December 2021 following a media appeal by Staffordshire Police.
DC Beth Otter, of the force’s Child Protection and Exploitation Team, said: “I am pleased that the sentence handed down reflects the gravity of the offences.
“I want to praise the victims for having the bravery and strength to come forward and I hope it brings them some comfort that justice has been done.”