A BUSINESSMAN has been remanded in custody after a jury found him guilty of raping and assaulting a woman.

Mitchell Methuen, of Churchwood Road, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran, was convicted after a trial at Newport Crown Court.

Prosecutor Suzanne Thomas told the jury that the 45-year-old, had sexually and physically attacked his victim.

He was convicted of one count of rape and three of assault by beating.

The complainant told detectives in a video interview recorded last year how she was raped by Methuen and how she had felt “used”.

She said he had also physically attacked her after he headbutted her and grabbed her by the throat and chest.

The video of her police interview was played to the jury of five men and seven women.

Methuen was defended by barrister Andrew Taylor who said his client was running a successful business with a “fantastic reputation”.

The defendant had denied all six charges during his trial which lasted a week.

Judge Tracey Lloyd-Clarke remanded Methuen in custody and he is due to be sentenced later this month.