A COCAINE and cannabis trafficker who raped two women while they were under the influence of drugs was jailed today.

Wayne Banks threatened and intimidated one of his victims with knives during an ordeal of physical and sexual violence.

Banks, 46, carried out sex attacks in his home town of North Berwick and also at Gullane and East Fortune.

He had denied committing a string of offences during a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh but was found guilty of all 13 charges he faced, including rape, indecent assault and assault crimes against three female victims and drug supply.

The offences all occurred between 1997 and 2003.

A judge told him: "You have been convicted by the jury of the serious offences of physical and sexual violence as well as four drugs charges."

Lord Uist said: "These convictions are bound to result in a lengthy custodial sentence."

Unemployed Banks, of Eastfield Road, North Berwick, had been on bail before and throughout his trial but was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing in March.

The judge told him he required to get a background report on him before sentencing.

Banks indecently assaulted one victim when she was aged 15 and raped her on the day before her 16th birthday after holding her down.

He subjected her to further rapes at a house in North Berwick when she was asleep and intoxicated with drugs.

He also committed further rape attacks on the teenager when she had her arm held behind her back and was threatened with knives.

One rape was carried out a barn at East Fortune and another at The Glen woodland in North Berwick.

Banks admitted having sex with the girl when she under 16 but claimed it was consensual and told the court that the victim had pursued him.

"When she first asked me to go out with her I thought she was 18," he said.

The victim said she was controlled and intimidated by Banks.

Prosecutor Richard Goddard QC said: "You gave her drugs. She was a young girl and you took advantage of her terribly."

But Banks replied: "No."

Another woman who was subjected to assaults by Banks told the court he was controlling and manipulative in his behaviour and said he would not let her go to her work.

The third victim was indecently assaulted by Banks at an address in Gullane and subjected to a rape by him while she intoxicated with drugs and incapable of consenting at an address in North Berwick.

Banks was convicted of being concerned in the supply of cannabis, amphetamine and the Class A drugs ecstasy and cocaine.

He was described as having "a sweetie shop" when it came to drugs.

During the trial Banks told the court that he had a collection of 10 to 12 knives which had belonged to his father.