Phillip Taupin, 32, stalked his victims on bike paths and parkland through the Darebin, Reservoir and Coburg areas in 2011, 2012 and January this year, indecently assaulting women and girls as young as 15, the County Court heard today.
s northern suburbs has been hit with a nine-year prison sentence.
"It remains every womans greatest fear that she may be attacked by a stranger while alone," she said.
"General deterrence is of considerable importance in a case such as this.
Prosecutors had sought a range of seven to nine years.
Taupin, who was unemployed at the time of the assaults, pleaded guilty to one charge of rape, nine charges of indecent assault, recklessly causing injury, assault and making a threat.