South Scotland

Rapist Grant Monteith jailed for attacking two women

High Court in Edinburgh
Image caption The court heard that Monteith presented a risk of serious harms to women

A sex attacker who tied up a woman then raped her at a farm in Dumfries and Galloway has been jailed.

Grant Monteith, 22, also sexually assaulted the woman on another occasion after binding her ankles and wrists to a bed at a house in Stranraer.

He was also convicted of attacking and raping a second woman in the town after she said "no" to him.

Judge Lady Scott jailed Monteith for seven years following a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

She told him she was satisfied that he "presented a risk of serious harm to women".

Under supervision

One victim was throttled by Monteith during attacks and was chased to a bathroom where he kicked open the door.

Another 23-year-old woman was grabbed by the throat and pinned against a wall during an assault.

Lady Scott said: "You have been convicted of 14 charges constituting a serious and sustained course of conduct against two women."

Monteith, formerly of George Street, Stranraer, was found guilty of offences including rape, assault and threatening or abusive behaviour between 2012 and 2014.

Lady Scott ordered that he should be kept under supervision for a further two years and placed him on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.