Glasgow & West Scotland

Allan Rodgers sexually assaulted three female models

A 56-year-old photographer has been convicted of indecently assaulting three models who he lured to photo shoots in Glasgow, Ayrshire and Fife.

Allan Rodgers contacted the women, aged 25, 33, and 42, through their personal websites and arranged to take pictures of them in their underwear.

During the photo shoots, he used the opportunity to sexually assault them.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, sentence on Rodgers was deferred and he was placed on the sex offenders register.

Rodgers, from Girvan, South Ayrshire, was found guilty of the offences, between February 2009 and May 2010, by Sheriff John Beckett QC.

'Vulnerable women'

The court heard how two of the women who were assaulted believed it would not happen again and returned for more pictures where they were subjected to more inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Sheriff Beckett told Rodgers he believed that he had manipulated the situations to have time with the women - who cannot be named for legal reasons - when they were "isolated and vulnerable".

He described Rodgers as "manipulating women who were pursuing hopes and ambitions" and causing them to take risks they might not ordinarily take.

His bail was continued and sentencing was deferred until October for reports.

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