A WESTON Rhyn care worker will serve at least six years in jail after being convicted of a string of sexual assaults, including rape.

Richard Forsyth, 32, was given three consecutive sentences of four and a half years, three years and six months – totalling eight years – for rape, attempted rape, assault by penetration and sexual assault against five victims between February and June 2020.

Judge Peter Barrie, at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Tuesday, also made a sexual harm prevention order against the care worker ensuring he would have never had unsupervised access with women at a future workplace.

Jailing Forsyth, of Brookfield Close, Judge Barrie called him "self-centred" and said he showed no remorse for the "brazenly sexual" way he acted with his victims.

"I have come to see this as case of self-centredness," said Judge Barrie.

"You were in a settled relationship with a pregnant woman and it’s quite clear that you conducted yourself as carer in a way that shows no understanding, respect, or kindness. You behaved in such a brazen and sexual way."

Forsyth was convicted of rape and attempted rape at a trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court in March, then of the other offences at a subsequent trial, at the same court, in the last month.

The sentencing hearing was told that he had sexually touched victims in view of his care clients. The rape had taken place in his victim's own car.

Judge Barrie added: "The statements this morning demonstrated that the individual incidents have had a profound impact on the women you assaulted.

"You were going into the homes of vulnerable people and what you call keeping spirits up turned into what this series of women felt was disrespectful. Their protests were being ignored and you were quite insensitive of their feelings.

"You carried on regardless because of your own sexual appetites.

"You have shown no remorse for your behaviour, demonstrated by the fact that you continued to deny in your second trial matters you were convicted of in your first one."

Judge Barrie passed sentence after hearing impact statements from five victims.

For the count of rape, Forsyth received three years, and for three counts of attempted rape, assault by penetration and sexual assault against another, he received four and half years, with one concurrent sentence of six months for three counts of sexual assault against three others.

He will serve the final third of his sentence on licence.