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David Cruickshank jailed for Aberdeen rapes and assault

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Image caption David Cruickshank admitted one of the rapes

An Aberdeen man who carried out three rapes and an indecent assault has been jailed for eight years and nine months.

David Cruickshank, 30, admitted one rape and was convicted of the other two.

He also admitted touching an 18-year-old sexually while she was having an epileptic fit.

Cruickshank was jailed at the High Court in Edinburgh, where Lord Uist said the seriousness of the crimes was "self-evident".

The crimes involved four different young victims.

The judge said: "You had an unsettled upbringing and suffered from an autistic spectrum disorder, but that did not effect your criminal responsibility for your actions, although it does explain your apparent lack of remorse for what you did."

Unemployed Cruickshank, formerly of Balnagask Wynd, Torry, raped his first victim, a 12-year-old, between 1999 and 2000.

Cruickshank was placed on the sex offenders register indefinitely.

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