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Indefinite jail for 'arrogant' rapist.

A FORMER university student was today starting an indefinite jail sentence for raping three women.

Alexander Thomas, 27, was told by Judge Dafydd Hughes at Caernarfon Crown Court: "You displayed contempt and arrogance and an almost flippant attitude towards the way you treated young women."

After a seven-day trial a jury found him guilty of five counts of rape, his victims being aged 21, 17 and 14 at the time.

Thomas, of Penygroes, Gwynedd, who has been a student at Bangor University, will not be eligible for parole for at least six years. He will be on the sex offenders' register for life.

Judge Hughes said Thomas had shown disregard for anyone who was vulnerable. Simon Mills, defending, said: "He's talented, articulate and highly intelligent. He's a young man who is going to find being in prison for a long time a very difficult experience."
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 24, 2012
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