Rapist found guilty of raping and robbing women in Doncaster

Jean Butoyi
Jean Butoyi

A 'violent predator' who raped and robbed Doncaster women has been found guilty after a trial.

Jean Butoyi, aged 27, was found guilty of two counts of rape, four counts of robbery and one count of theft.

Sheffield Crown Court heard how in May and June 2014, Butoyi lured two of his victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to an area off Thorne Road, Town Fields, where he threatened them with violence and raped them.

One of the women was threatened with a knife and after the sex attack, Butoyi, formerly of Hyde Park, Doncaster, stole the contents of her handbag before leaving the scene.

Detective Constable Alex Kirby, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Butoyi is a violent predator who subjected his victims to terrifying and prolonged sexual assaults.

“He is a dangerous man who has refused to take responsibility for his horrific crimes.

"This meant his victims had to attend court and relive their traumatic ordeals for the jury, which may have caused them even more distress.

“I am pleased he is behind bars and has been convicted of these offences – I hope this positive conviction reassures all victims of sexual crimes that we will take robust action to bring these vile people before the courts.”

Butoyi is to be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday, June 24.