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Syvil Morris jailed for swingers' club meeting rape

Syvil Morris Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Syvil Morris had denied rape and claimed all the sexual activity had been consensual

A man who violently raped a woman after meeting her at a swingers' club has been jailed for 10 years.

Syvil Morris, 38, of Whitehall Road, Bristol, drove the woman to her home in Bath on 6 January where he raped her.

The couple had met at the Office club in Fishponds, Bristol, earlier in the evening but were ejected by staff after getting into an argument.

Morris had denied rape at an earlier hearing but was sentenced at Exeter Crown Court.

The court heard after the couple were asked to leave the club, Morris offered his victim a lift home and beat her about the head and throttled her when they stopped at Lansdown, near Bath.

The court heard later at the woman's house, Morris subjected his victim to a prolonged beating where he hit her repeatedly about the face and head and choked her.

'Controlling and violent'

The woman passed out but woke to find Morris carrying out the sexual assault while he held her face down with his hand on her severely bruised face.

Morris had denied rape and causing actual bodily harm claiming the woman's injuries reflected her taste for rough sex.

Sentencing him, Recorder Mr Jonathan Barnes described Morris as a "dangerous offender", and told him: "You very were angry because you were deprived of the sexual gratification you expected.

"The picture I have of you is that you are controlling and violent towards women when you do not get your own way."

Morris was jailed for ten years and ordered to sign on the sex offenders register for life.

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