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'Predator' Oleg Bulak jailed for attempted rape in Aberdeen

Oleg Bulak
Image caption Oleg Bulak committed the offences in Aberdeen

A man found guilty of attempted rape, sexual assault and racially aggravated assault in Aberdeen has been jailed for seven years.

Lithuanian Oleg Bulak, 29, denied all the charges but a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh found him guilty after a seven-day trial.

All the offences were committed in Aberdeen between March and July last year.

Lord Bracadale told Bulak he was a "danger to women".

The judge told him: "You were found guilty of a number of offences against women ending with an attempt to rape.

"The women were all strangers you passed in the street."

The judge also ordered that, after his prison term, Bulak should remain on licence for an extra three years so that he can be monitored.

His name has also been added to the sex offenders register.

Bulak continues to protest his innocence, the court heard.

Grampian Police Det Inspector Cammy Preston, who led the investigation, said: "Bulak showed predatory behaviour which highlighted that he was a real danger to women.

"I would like to pay tribute to the women who were brave enough to come forward and report incidents to us.

"Their co-operation enabled our officers to conduct a full and thorough enquiry and help ensure that justice has been done."

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