A RAPIST is behind bars after a seven-year campaign of terror against a total of five women.

Kevin Adair, 34, was found guilty of the crimes – including a sexual assault committed at a house in Dumbarton – at the High Court in Glasgow last Tuesday.

Judge Michael O’Grady QC said he preyed on the women “like a cat with a mouse”.

Adair, of Clydebank, will learn his fate later this month.

A trial heard how the rape victim was “blackmailed” into sex after she found he had intimate photos of her on his phone.

He attacked the victim at a flat in Greenock, Inverclyde days before Christmas 2014.

In his speech to jurors, prosecutor Duncan McPhie said: “She understood that he had photographs of her – compromising photos.

“She told you that she had sex with Adair only in return for him deleting them from his phone.

“You might think he had a hold over her because of these photographs.”

The court heard Adair described as “very charming” – but also “very controlling”.

He had also earlier sexually assaulted a then lover at a house in Dumbarton in 2007.

Adair would call her names such as “s***” – and even checked her intimately to make sure she was not cheating on him.

This was described at court as “degrading and humiliating”.

He also kicked and headbutted another woman – because she mentioned Higher exams he had once sat.

Mr McPhie told the court: “She spoke about an indent in her – that she still has to this day.”

Adair also hounded a further victim.

He bombarded her with texts – his “constant desire to know where she was and who with”.

He then once pushed her causing her to fall down stairs at a flat in Helensburgh in 2011.

The court heard another woman was punched as she clutched a baby.

She recalled how she “cried five days out of seven” every week during their relationship.

The jury heard the scared woman lied to the police and a midwife to cover up her ordeal.

Mr McPhie said: “She spoke of a black eye and of him kicking her out of bed.

“She said that he repeatedly spat on her, called her a fat s*** and made her feel depressed.”

Adair was convicted of seven charges including rape and a number of assaults.

Judge O’Grady said it appeared Adair took “sadistic pleasure” in carrying out the crimes – some against women who had looked to him for “protection and care”.

Adair will be sentenced on July 25 at the High Court in Edinburgh.