A 39-year-old man who gave a "prolonged beating" to a woman for more than an hour and then raped her at her home has been jailed for 10 years.
Bristol Crown Court heard on Tuesday (19 December) that Syvil Morris had sex with a woman at a swingers' club but later beat and forced himself on another woman at her home.
Morris had denied two rape charges and one charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH), but a jury convicted him of a single rape and ABH, the Bath Chronicle reported.
According to the court hearing, Morris had gone to the club in Speedwell, east Bristol, in January where he is said to have had sex with a woman.
Later he got into an argument with another woman and as they were asked to leave the place, he kept beating her for more than an hour.
Morris repeatedly hit the woman in the head and face. He even pulled out her hair and put his hand around her throat, according to the website.
After the woman passed out due to the repeated beating, she found Morris raping her at her home with his hand on her injured face to restrain her.
The court heard that the day after the incident, the complainant received hospital treatment and was found to have suffered injuries to her intimate areas.
On arrest, Morris told police that they had consensual sex, the website reported. Jonathan Barnes, the recorder, described Morris as a dangerous offender. He told the defendant: "You beat her up on the way to her home. She didn't want you there, let alone in her bed."
Anjali Gohil, defending, said the offences involved an assault and single rape conviction.
She said: "I urge you not to find that he is dangerous. In any event he is going to receive a substantial period of imprisonment."