An Afghan refugee who raped two women within a week in 2008 has won a reduced sentence because of his traumatic upbringing.

Esmatullah Sharifi, 32, was originally sentenced to 14 years jail in April 2012, with a minimum of 11 years, for the rape of two women in late December 2008.

The first victim was a woman he offered a lift to outside a night club in Frankston.

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