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Keith Robertson, 32, admits raping teenage girl in Ayr

A 32-year-old man has admitted raping a teenage girl after she had gone to his home in South Ayrshire following a row with her grandmother.

Keith Robertson attacked his 14-year-old victim at his house in Ayr on 1 September last year.

He was arrested after the teenager, who had repeatedly asked him to stop, fled the house and told a friend.

Sentence on Robertson, who has claimed he has no memory of the attack, was deferred at the High Court in Glasgow.

The court heard how the girl initially sat chatting with Robertson before saying she wanted to go to sleep.

Texted friend

However, Robertson said he was "not ready for bed" and instead asked the teenager for a cuddle.

The schoolgirl agreed before Robertson, who was wearing just his boxer shorts, grabbed her causing her to be wedged into the couch.

Prosecutor Murdoch MacTaggart said Robertson then raped the 14-year-old, who repeatedly told him to stop.

The girl's ordeal eventually ended and she fled the property before texting a friend to say what had happened.

Police were called and Robertson was detained and police were then alerted.

He told officers: "I am not happy with it - not at all. Never happened."

Robertson's lawyer Susan Duff said: "His position is that he had no recollection whatsoever of the offence.

"However, he did not want the girl to have to come to court to give evidence."

The victim was in the courtroom briefly for the hearing, but left as the distressing facts of her ordeal were to be heard.

Mr MacTaggart said she has been attending a mental health service for children who have been abused.

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