A “CHARMING and manipulative” man raped, sexually abused and manipulated five women over a nine year period, a jury heard.

Brad Conway forced the complainants to submit to his demands, threatening to publish explicit photos of them if they refused, it is alleged.

Conway, 36, formerly of Wibsey, Bradford, denies nine charges of rape, two counts of sexual assault, two of voyeurism and single charges of harassment to commit rape and false imprisonment.

Prosecutor Nick Askins told Bradford Crown Court that Conway repeatedly raped the first woman.

She described him as “charming" but also "jealous, controlling and manipulative”.

She told how she submitted to Conway’s sexual demands through fear and the force of his personality.

Mr Askins said Conway, now of Balmoral Place, Halifax, threatened to publish topless photos of the woman if she did not agree to see him.

He threw her out of his car on to the pavement on one occasion.

The second complainant described him as “on the one hand generous but controlling, manipulative and prone to outbursts of anger”.

Conway is accused of threatening to send sexually explicit photos to her parents and university if she did not take part in sex acts with him.

“He harassed her with a view to raping her,” Mr Askins said.

The third woman said Conway could act nicely but he was mentally and physically abusive.

After they fell out one night, he backed her into a corner at his home and raped her.

“He looked crazy,” she later told the police when giving a statement.

Conway’s alleged fourth victim said he would devalue her and be sexually demanding and aggressive.

He gave her drugs and alcohol to get her to have sex.

He held her by the hair and recorded her during sex sessions.

One night he dragged her out of a Bradford bar by her hair, locked her in his home, pinned her down with a pillow over her face and raped her as she cried and told him to stop, it is alleged.

Conway is said to have offered to pay a fifth woman to be in control of her sex life, telling her if she broke the conditions: “It would not end well and he would viciously rape her.”

She said he could be a gentleman but he was jealous, controlling and manipulative.

She alleged he was obsessed with violent and degrading pornography and would have sex with her while they were under the influence of drugs.

She described being “in a trance like state”, saying he would strangle her until she lost consciousness and film the sexual acts, telling her to look as if she was enjoying it.

She also said he sexually abused her with a vase and a phone.

Conway is later said to have emailed her with some of the film clips, saying: “Entertainment courtesy of us” and “Good viewing”.

He followed those messages up with: “The viewing is this Friday at eight. You asked for it,” the court was told.

Conway’s barrister, Stephen Uttley, told the jury that his client’s defence was that all five women had consented to sex.

“There is no issue with Mr Conway about sexual activity taking place with these five ladies. The issue is whether it was consensual or not,” he said.

Mr Uttley said the jury might not like Conway’s behaviour but “this is not a court of morals, it is a court of law”.

The trial continues.