A SERIAL rapist who targeted his victims on dating website Plenty of Fish was yesterday jailed for life.
Lee Savage, 25, pounced on his three victims, all aged in their 20s, after meeting them online.
He raped one of his victims in her home – telling her she needed to be “punished” before sniggering.
A second woman was raped and sexually assaulted after he drove her to a secluded woodland near his home in Penrith, Cumbria.
Prosecutor Tim Evans told Carlisle Crown Court: “He threatened to batter her.”
Savage’s third rape victim was attacked at his home during a first date after meeting online.
He slapped her around the face and told her: “You are my b***h now.”
She begged him to stop but he replied: “Sorry babe, you have to know who is in charge and who’s the boss.”
All three of Savage’s victims, from the north east and Scotland, provided impact statements to police.
One of them, from South Tyneside, said: “Lee Savage has ruined a lot of the last few years of my life. Because of what he has done I am often upset.”
Savage, of Penrith, Cumbria, admitted rape and sexual assault between 2015 and earlier this year.
Judge James Adkin heard Savage’s first rape occurred less than four months after he was sentenced by a judge for sending explicit photos of himself to a 13-year-old girl he befriended over Facebook.
Judge Adkin told him: “In my view, you present a clear and imminent danger to young women of causing serious harm by virtue of your disposition towards the rape, humiliation and degradation of your sexual partners.
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“There are in this case, a multiplicity of victims, demonstrating a pattern of offending.”
“You are, in my judgement, a sexual sadist.”
Savage, who must sign the sex offenders’ register for life, was told he must serve a minimum of 11 years in prison before he can apply for parole.
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