A dangerous rapist who attacked two transgender sex workers has been jailed for 14 years.

Jorge Gil Jawhar, 24, was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court yesterday (Friday, May 12) after admitting two counts of rape, one attempted rape and one charge of theft.

He attacked his two victims - both transgender sex workers - at their home addresses after arranging to meet for sex.

Jawhar, of Merrington Road, Hammersmith, travelled to meet his first victim at her home in Clapham on August 4 last year.

Immediately after he arrived, Jawhar, a Spanish national, grabbed his 21-year-old victim and tried to kiss her. She tried to resist his advances but Jawhar ignored her and continued to force himself on her.

She pushed him off and demanded that he leave, threatening to call the police.

Jawhar grabbed the phone and threw it away, before pinning her down on the bed and attempting to rape her before carrying out two sexual assaults.

He arranged to meet his second victim, a 35-year-old transgender woman, at her home in Fulham.

Similar to the first attack, Jawhar immediately began to kiss her and touch her as soon as she opened the door.

He threatened her and forced his way into the flat, slapping her face three times.

He proceeded to rape her before taking the victim’s perfume and leaving the flat.

Jawhar was identified following forensic enquiries, and arrested on October 3, 2016. He denied the offences when interviewed, but was subsequently charged.

The 24-year-old pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court and was sentenced yesterday.

Detective Inspector Suzanne Jordan of the Met’s Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse, who led the investigation, said: “Jawhar is a dangerous sexual predator who used violence against his vulnerable victims for his own gratification and I am pleased that he will now spend a long time behind bars.

“He targeted his victims and thought that because of the nature of their work, his offending would go unreported. I would like to stress that the Met is committed to seeking justice for all victims of sexual offences.

She added: “It is quite possible that there are other victims of Jawhar who chose not to report the crimes. We would urge them to come forward and speak to police.”

If you have been the victim of an attack by Jawhar, call the Metropolitan Police’s witness appeal line on 020 8721 4106, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you would prefer not to give your name.