Prosecutor Karim Khalil told the court Paul Taylor was married at the time of the 1979 offences.
He openly slept with other women, regularly going for "quickies", but insisted in a police interview that the relationships were always consensual.
In the 1970s he was a reasonably good-looking and physically strong young man. He was brimming with confidence and had the capacity to be an engaging flirt and a ladies' man.
"But if he did not have his own way, he had the capacity to become violent very quickly.
"He used this violence to force young women into submission or simply have his way with them." Karim Khalil, Prosecuting barrister
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