Soldier denies University of Glamorgan rape charge


A soldier will stand trial accused of raping a student at the University of Glamorgan.

Jonathan Haynes denies two counts of rape relating to the alleged incident at a hall of residence in Treforest, near Pontypridd, last September.

The 30-year-old from Northampton also pleaded not guilty to a series of other sex attacks including kidnapping and raping two women in Wiltshire.

He was remanded in custody until the trial on a date yet to be fixed.

It is alleged he raped an 18-year-old who was visiting a friend's room at the university on 26 September last year.

Almost two weeks earlier, on 13 September, he is said to have raped and kidnapped a woman in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

He is accused of trying to kidnap two 15-year-old girls in a village close to Chippenham on Saturday 6 February this year.

The following month on 13 March he is accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in the Wiltshire town.

He also faces charges of having indecent images of children.

He pleaded not guilty to six counts of rape, two of kidnap, two of attempted kidnap, one of possessing and 10 of making of indecent images of children.

Sitting at Swindon Crown Court, Judge Douglas Field adjourned the case to a date to be fixed.

He said the case would be transferred to Bristol Crown Court for trial.

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