Published: 14:06, 26 September 2006
A 29-year-old pizza delivery driver convicted of raping two women and sexually assaulting another at his flat has been warned he faces long jail sentences.
Qadar Hazarmeshe, of Union Crescent, Margate, had denied the rapes implying the first victim may have been attacked by his brother who was staying at the flat at the time and who had since disappeared.
Afghan-born Hazarmeshe went on trial at Canterbury Crown Court originally denying three rape allegations as well as sexual assault, but one rape charge was withdrawn from the jury on the direction of the judge.
Sentence was adjourned for reports and Judge Anthony Webb said the dangerous offender provisions had to be considered.
He told Hazarmeshe, who had no previous convictions: "The jury have convicted you of these serious sexual offences. I am going to put the case back for reports because I have to consider if there is a significant risk to the public of serious harm occasioned by the commission by you of further offences if you were to be released.
"In any event, you face very long sentences of imprisonment," said Judge Webb.
Hazarmeshe was remanded in custody and will be sentenced sometime later in October.