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Donovan McGowan jailed over Glasgow teenager rape bid

High Court in Glasgow
Image caption McGowan winked at his victim as he was led away

A man who attempted to rape a teenage girl who came to his aid in a Glasgow street has been jailed for five years.

Donovan McGowan, 21, was found guilty of carrying out the attack in the city's Woodlands area last August.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Turnbull added another six months to his sentence for shouting abuse at his victim when he was convicted.

McGowan, who winked at his victim while being led away, was also placed on the sex offenders' register.

During his trial, the court heard how the teenager tried to help McGowan when she found him lying drunk in the street.

'Violent attack'

She called for an ambulance, but the father-of-one said he did not need one and persuaded her to help him to a nearby flat.

When they arrived, McGowan - who was on three bail orders at the time - repeatedly tried to force the girl to have sex with him.

After the guilty verdict was delivered last month, McGowan shouted at his victim in court, saying she was a "cow" who had "better move out of Glasgow".

Jailing him for a total of five years and six months, Lord Turnbull told McGowan: "You perpetrated a serious and violent attack on a rather vulnerable young girl who had come to assist you while you were incapacitated.

"As a consequence of her generosity and concern, she was subjected to the humiliation of a sex attack."

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