Man admits to Vic walking track rapes

Georgie Moore

A man has admitted to raping two women along walking tracks in southeast Melbourne eight years ago.

Justin Mathieson pleaded guilty in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday to raping the women at Elwood in February and October 2012.

The 31-year-old originally faced 25 charges.

All but four counts of rape, and one each of indecent assault and threatening to inflict serious injury, were thrown out.

Mathieson is due to appear in Victoria's County Court in April for a plea hearing.