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Rapist Yai Kain Cheung to have 'drug crime cash' seized

A rapist caught with almost a kilo of cannabis during an investigation into a sex attack is to have £29,000 seized under proceeds of crime laws.

Yai Kain Cheung, 44, was jailed for seven years after being convicted of violently raping a 29-year-old woman in her Glasgow home in November 2008.

He was also given a three-year term after he admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Cheung was given six months to pay the cash.

Following his conviction the Crown raised proceedings against Cheung, formerly of Springburn, Glasgow, to seize any proceeds of crime.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord Tyre was told that a settlement had been reached in the confiscation action.

'Criminal conduct'

Advocate depute Barry Divers asked the judge to record the benefit from Cheung's "general criminal conduct" at £146,860.

He also asked Lord Tyre to make a confiscation order for £29,070, which he said was the amount of available assets.

Throughout his trial, Cheung denied the rape and claimed his victim, with whom he had a previous relationship, had agreed to have sex with him.

The court heard how she was threatened with violence, punched, hit with a bottle and had a knife held to her throat during the assault.

She was later taken to hospital where stitches were put in a head wound.

Prosecutor Alison Di Rollo described it as a "violent, terrifying and degrading" assault and Lord McEwan, who jailed Cheung, told him: "There was significant violence involved over a period of time."

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