Sex beast caged for 17 years

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A SEX beast who preyed on vulnerable women has been jailed for 17 and a half years for a catalogue of disgusting crimes.

Pervert Sean Johnstone, 42, had been found guilty of 28 offences, including seven rapes against two women, and four indecent assaults, one of which involved his pet Rottweiler dog.

One of the rapes was also carried out in front of a laptop computer that was connected to an adult webcam site meaning countless other perverts could have watched the brutal attack.

He was also convicted of downloading more than 300 indecent pictures of children from the internet and of having extreme pornography featuring animals.

Johnstone, 42, of Wharton Terrace, Hartlepool, had denied all the offences but was convicted after a week-long trial at Teesside Crown Court. He was sentenced today, Wednesday.

The jury, of six men and six women, returned their unanimous guilty verdicts less than two hours after retiring on Tuesday afternoon.

Prosecutor David Brooke said Johnstone had “terrorised” the women and treated them “appallingly”.

Police also discovered 367 indecent images of children on three computers in Johnstone’s house.

Some had the faces of children superimposed onto indecent images.

Officers also discovered shocking extreme pornography featuring animals.

Johnstone claimed the images could have got onto the computer from a virus.