Scotland

Rapist struck again after release

High Court Glasgow
Image caption Daly will be sentenced at the High Court in August

A convicted sex offender has been returned to prison after raping a woman in his own flat.

John Daly, 23, attacked the 26-year-old in April this year - just months after being freed early from jail for raping a 17-year-old girl in 2005.

Daly also battered and threatened to kill the woman to "comply with his sexual demands".

He now faces a lengthy jail-term after he admitted the rape charge at the High Court in Glasgow.

Prosecutors have also moved to have Daly made the subject of a strict lifelong restriction order.

The court heard that the victim had been with family in Glasgow city centre on 8 April as she was shopping for a dress for her sister's wedding.

Later, she and her cousin met Daly and his friends, none of whom they knew, at a chip shop in the city's George Street at about midnight.

Daly and one of his friends asked the women back to the accused's flat in the Rutherglen area of the city and they agreed as they believed there was a party.

Daly poured drinks after they arrived and then told the woman he had served five years in jail for "stabbing someone".

Prosecutor Andrew Miller told the court: "The victim already wanted to go home and started to feel uncomfortable at this stage."

Daly later said he had phoned taxis for everyone in his flat but had actually only called one for his friend.

The court was told that Daly then pounced on the woman and put his hands over her mouth before dragging her into his bedroom.

The court also heard how a neighbour heard "sounds of an attack" - but did not call police partly because she had ran out of credit on her mobile.

After the attack, Daly told the victim: "I can't believe I have done this again. I'm just out of jail for five years for doing that. I am sick in the head."

Daly was later detained at a city centre nightclub in the early hours of 10 April.

He told police he had intended to jump off a bridge after the rape, but then decided to have "one last day".

Judge Lady Dorrian deferred sentence until August and called for reports, including a full risk assessment.

Daly was jailed for seven years and three months in 2005 for raping a 17-year-old schoolgirl in a deserted church graveyard in Lanarkshire.

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