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John Robb convicted of raping teenage girl in Saltcoats

A man has been convicted of raping a teenager at his flat in North Ayrshire.

John Robb, 48, took his 18-year-old victim from a pub to his home in Saltcoats on 2 September 2012, before attacking her and holding her captive.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how she made calls to police while yelling at Robb to let her out.

Robb, who claimed the teenager had initiated sex, was remanded in custody. Sentence was deferred for reports including a risk assessment.

The court heard how the sex attack happened after Robb left the Four Seasons bar in Saltcoats with the girl, who was drunk at the time.

Police call

Robb was said to have bundled the girl into a taxi, telling the driver: "I'm her father."

Once back at his flat, he raped the teenager. A neighbour heard the girl screaming: "Stop it".

The victim managed to phone the police in a bid to get help.

In one call, she was heard yelling: "Let me out".

The teenager eventually managed to escape from Robb before he was arrested.

Following his conviction, it emerged that Robb was previously jailed for four years for wilful fire-raising in 2000.

He was also convicted in 2010 of showing a supermarket security guard a replica revolver.

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