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Ex-paratrooper, 51, who trained Prince William and served alongside Prince Harry is on the run after being convicted for child rape

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A former paratrooper who helped train Prince William and served alongside Prince Harry is on the run after he was convicted of child rape.

Wayne Domeney, 51, is being hunted by police so he can be sentenced for a string of sex offences spanning a four-year period.

The former soldier is believed to be in County Durham, possibly the Consett area, and an arrest warrant has been issued by the court so he can be sentenced.

During a career spanning almost 25 years, he served with the prestigious 2 Para, took Princess Diana on a tour of Bosnian minefields and also met Prince Charles.

Wayne Domeney (pictured with Prince Charles) is believed to be in County Durham and is wanted by police so he can be sentenced

Wayne Domeney (pictured with Prince Charles) is believed to be in County Durham and is wanted by police so he can be sentenced

The 51-year-old was found guilty of 13 offences at Birmingham Crown Court on February 2 after his trial went ahead without him when he failed to show up. 

Domeney, who was previously known as Wayne Rackham, was convicted of four counts of rape on a young girl and three counts of assaulting a girl by penetration.

He was also found guilt of three counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of intimidating a witness. 

Inspector Keith Wardle, of Consett Police, said: ‘I’d advise people not to approach him.

Domeney (pictured) is being hunted by police so he can be sentenced for a string of sex offences spanning a four-year period

Domeney (pictured) is being hunted by police so he can be sentenced for a string of sex offences spanning a four-year period

‘If anyone thinks they have seen this male they should contact police immediately.

‘I am not saying he is dangerous, but he is wanted for serious offences and he will, no doubt, get a serious custodial sentence.’

Domeney signed up to the Army in 1985 and became a Warrant Officer Sergeant Major, touring Iraq and Afghanistan as well as serving in Northern Ireland. 

In 2009, the year he left the Army, the former boxing champion was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

In an interview in September, following his arrest, he called on the Government to do more to help former soldiers with PTSD and told how he served with Prince Harry in Afghanistan.

His marriage ended in 2014, after the allegations against him came to light, he left his job at a school in Nuneaton, and ended up sleeping rough in woodland using his military survival skills to stay alive.

He is formerly of the Bulkington area of Bedworth and may also have links to Aldershot in Hampshire.

Police now believe he is in the North-East where he has family members.

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