Glasgow & West Scotland

Teenager raped woman as she slept in Clydebank house

A teenager has been convicted of raping a woman while she slept at a house in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

Ross Wright, 19, attacked the 25-year-old woman on 24 May.

Wright, who claimed his victim was awake and had consented to have sex, was on early release at the time from detention for a serious assault charge.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Kenneth MacIver QC deferred sentence on Wright and placed him on the sex offenders' register.

"You have been convicted of rape which is a serious matter and a custodial sentence is required," the judge told Wright.

The court heard how the woman and friends had been at an 18th birthday party which was also attended by Wright.

At the end of the evening the woman went to sleep in a bedroom of the house and was woken up by Wright having sex with her.

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