A man who raped a young girl, sexually abused another and raped and physically abused a woman in Watford was jailed for 23 years today.

George Moseley, 38, was given an extended sentence of a further four years, which means he will be supervised by probation after his release until he is aged 65.

Moseley, now of Charlemont Drive, March, Cambridgeshire was convicted at St Albans crown court of causing actual bodily harm to the woman between June 1, 2001 and August 24, 2012.

He was also convicted of the rape of the woman between May 1, 2004 and August 24, 2012, unlawfully wounding her with a mug between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2010, and unlawfully wounding her with a Stanley knife between November 1, 2010, and January 30, 2011.

He was convicted of the oral rape of a child between May 2, 2004, and May 1, 2008, and vaginal rape of the same child between the same dates and inciting another girl to engage in sexual activity between September 4, 2007, and September 3, 2008.

Moseley, who stills maintains his innocence, claimed there had been a conspiracy by his accusers.

Jailing him, Judge Stephen Gullick said: "The woman victim said you had: 'No soul, no mercy, no compassion, no conscience."

He went on: "You pose a significant risk to females. I am satisfied you are dangerous."