September 2018

STI-riddled actor date raped four women – including one who was forced to get abortion

A cruel sex fiend who date raped four women – including one who had to have an abortion – was branded a “monster” and jailed on Monday.

Aiden Bradley, 26, carried out the vile reign of sex attacks in seven years and gave women sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

He also admitted possessing indecent images of children.

court heard one woman needed an abortion after he made her pregnant in the rape.

But the “parasite” was sentenced to 18 years in prison at Cardiff Crown Court after he was convicted of five counts of rape.

Judge Jeremy Jenkins called described Bradley as a “manipulative” individual capable of the “utmost cruelty and dominance”.

Sentencing, the judge added: “You are a man who simply could not and would not take no for an answer.

“The effects that you had on those ladies were such that if the police had not approached them then they would never have seen justice for what you did.

“You are a dangerous young man with an unhealthy and perverted interest in sexual behaviour.”

The actor was cleared of a further eight rape counts and two sexual assaults by a jury of eight men and four women after a three-week trial.

He also admitted possessing indecent images of children.

The jury heard the pregnant victim, who was also infected with an STI, couldn’t bear to give birth to his child.

“It is a horrible insecure feeling that he could turn up behind me.

“When I am out in public, I find myself constantly looking over my shoulder,” the victim told the court.

The victims spoke of lives “ruined” by the “monster” that had left them with significant mental and physical effects.

Bradley, from Pontypool, south Wales, attacked the women – who cannot be named – between 2009 and 2016.

The four victims had been contacted by police and not vice versa after Bradley was arrested, the court heard.