Police Scotland acknowledges the conviction and sentencing of James Taylor in relation to serious sexual and physical domestic offences.
The 26-year-old committed offences against three victims between 2010 and 2016 in the Caithness and Easter Ross areas.
He was previously found guilty and was today (Thursday, March 22) sentenced to nine years imprisonment and a further five years under licence at the High Court in Glasgow.
The Domestic Abuse Task Force carried out a protracted enquiry into James Taylor.
Detective Inspector Muriel Fuller from the task force said: "James Taylor offended against his partners over a period of six years, abusing their trust by committing serious physical and sexual abuse against them.
"I would like to commend the bravery of his victims who assisted the police with this enquiry. Their courage means that Taylor will now face the consequences of his actions.
"His conviction and sentence should send out a clear message that Police Scotland will robustly and sensitively investigate domestic abuse related crime.
"We would like to take this opportunity to reach out to anyone who has experienced or is experiencing domestic abuse. It is never too late to report to the police or seek support from one of our partner agencies such as Women’s Aid."