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Rapist Who Found Victims On Tinder Sentenced To 12 Years Jail

A Melbourne Tinder rapist who claimed to be a former member of the French military to win over women has been sentenced to more than 12 years in jail.

Ratu Bose, 33, was sentenced by the County Court on Thursday to a total of 12 years and six months for raping two women he met on the dating app between April 2016 and January 2017.

Bose had been on bail for the rape of the first woman at the time he raped his second victim and falsely boasted to the women he was a sniper and ex-French militia.

Bose was found guilty by a jury in March of three counts of rape and one count of assault.

"You used insulting and degrading language to both of them and they suspected you were in intimate relationships with other women," Judge Trevor Wraight said on Thursday.

"This demonstrates a very serious act of rape."

Melbourne man Ratu Bose. Photo: AAP

Judge Wraight described the first attack as "a violent rape in circumstances where the victim originally trusted you. She was unable to escape you during the rape."

After being raped, the woman ran out of the home partially naked, jumped in her car and drove to a friend for help.

Bose headbutted his other victim, causing her to bite her tongue, before raping her.

When he found out one of the women had contacted police, he angrily threatened her by claiming he had posted a video of her on YouTube as payback, saying: "Prepare to be famous all over the internet."

Bose told a psychologist and lawyer he had worked as a sous chef at a five-star Swiss hotel, his father was a senior employee of the Fijian government and his mother worked for the United Nations.

Judge Wraight said the dating app had allowed him to seek out his "next conquest" with ease.

Bose had previously served two months in jail for threatening to kill a woman.

He has already served 859 days of his sentence and has to serve at least nine years before being eligible for parole.