Plymouth man accused of handcuffing and raping women
A MAN has appeared in court accused of raping two women and attempting to rape another.
Ian Harris allegedly handcuffed two of his victims before sexually assaulting them.
The 36-year-old, of Notte Street, in the city centre, faced Plymouth magistrates in custody yesterday to answer eight charges relating to the three victims over five or six months.
He is charged with falsely imprisoning one woman against her will and attempting to rape her on October 20. Harris also allegedly twice sexually assaulted the woman during the incident.
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He is accused of raping and falsely imprisoning a second woman against her will between April 1 and May 31. Harris is finally charged with raping and sexually assaulting a third woman on May 6.
Eoin McCarthy, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said Harris was alleged to have "bound and gagged" his most recent victim. He added that the woman went to the police and officers found two others who then made complaints.
Mr McCarthy said one of the other women also said she had been handcuffed.
The court heard Harris had met all three of the complainants socially.
Harris was told the case had to be sent straight to Plymouth Crown Court. No pleas were entered. He was remanded in custody to appear before a judge on November 12. A second Crown Court hearing has been scheduled for February 4 next year.
Police are appealing for information from members of the public as part of an ongoing inquiry. If you can assist, contact police quoting Operation Seaton on 01752 720427 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.