Ex-paratrooper, 51, who trained Prince William and served alongside Prince Harry is on the run after being convicted for child rape
- Police hunting Wayne Domeney after he is found guilty of 13 child sex offences
- During his army career, he took Princess Diana on a tour of Bosnian minefields
- The 51-year-old also met Prince Charles and served with the prestigious 2 Para
- Once described Prince William as ‘down to earth’ and Harry as ‘one of the lads’
- He was convicted at Birmingham Crown Court after failing to show up for trial
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Wayne Domeney, 51, is being hunted by police so he can be sentenced for a string of sex offences spanning over 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
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.
It is thought that he may be using his army survival techniques to hide in woodland or seeking shelter with family members in the North East of England.
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.
‘If anyone thinks they have seen this male they should contact police immediately.
Domeney (circled) 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.
The 51-year-old (circled) 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
‘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.
He met Prince Charles during a Colours Parade and boasted that the royal ‘always remembered me’ when they would see each other at future events.
In September, he told The Mirror: ‘He knew I was the boxing champ. I said. “We’ve got two pints of Guinness, will you toast the regiment?” So he stayed for a few pints.
‘We were joking about his posh voice so he put on a cockney accent. He was having a good time. I met him after at events and he always remembered me.’
Domeney also boasted about training Prince William in the UK, describing him as ‘down to earth’, and said Prince Harry was ‘sound, one of the lads’ during their time serving together in Afghanistan.
The pervert’s royal connections also stretched to the princes’ mother Diana, whom he escorted through Bosnia as she visited minefields in 1997.
Domeney boasted about training Prince William (left), describing him as ‘down to earth’, and said Prince Harry (right) was ‘sound, one of the lads’ during their time together in Afghanistan
The pervert’s royal connections also stretched to the princes’ mother Diana, whom he escorted through Bosnia as she visited those affected by minefields
Reminiscing about the time he spent with her, Domeney said she was ‘very determined’ about her charity work and ‘wanted to know what it was really like’.
In 2009, the year he left the British Army, the former boxing champion was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
In September, he called on the Government to do more to help former soldiers with PTSD and told how he served with Prince Harry in Afghanistan.
A year after leaving the Armed Forces, he ended up working at a school in Warwickshire, covering behaviour management.
Speaking about his time at the school to the Mirror, he said: ‘Some say they were naughty kids but they just struggled. I’d tell them Army stories and they loved it.’
His marriage ended in 2014, after the allegations against him came to light, he left his job at the school 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.