A SEX predator who was convicted of raping two women 12 months apart was today jailed for eight years.

At the High Court in Glasgow Bartosz Czlapski, 25, was told by judge Lord Weir that his conduct was “predatory and disgraceful.”

He added: “You are assessed as at significant risk of re-offending.”

Czlapski raped his first victim at a party at a house in Coatbridge on June 26, 2018.

His victim was initially asleep and under the influence of drugs and unable to give consent.

The second attack occurred Coatbridge town centre on June 15 last year. His victim, who had been for a night out with friends, became separated from them.

She was drunk and disorientated when she met Czlapski, a complete stranger.

He was captured on CCTV sexual assaulting her. He then raped her out of camera shot.

Lord Weir told Czlapski: “She was drunk, lost and disorientated. She might have expected help, but she encountered you.”

Czlapski was convicted of the rapes after trial and continues to maintain his innocence.

Defence counsel Rhonda Anderson said: “His offending is related to drug abuse which heightened after he lost his job. It is his desire to return to Poland after serving his sentence. 

“He recognises he has to take steps to address his behaviour.”

Czlapski was placed on the sex offenders' register.