September 2017

Dangerous rapist caged for three years for failing to tell cops about secret lover

DANGEROUS rapist was caged for three years for failing to tell cops he had a secret lover.

John McDougall, 37, defied a court order by keeping quiet about his relationship with the woman

He also instructed the mum of three to destroy a mobile phone, which she claimed was hers and contained “pornographic material of him and I”.

PC Anthony Dooner told Kilmarnock Sheriff Court that cops raided the beast’s home in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, on April 20.

He added: “He is very high risk.” McDougall was jailed after being convicted of breaching his sexual offences prevention order and trying to pervert justice.

The woman of Kilwinning who is a relationship with McDougall, said in evidence he had been “open” about his sickening past.

The fiend was caged for 10 years in 2000 for raping a girl of 19 at knifepoint in nearby Irvine.

Two days after his 2005 release he tried to drag a girl, 16, into bushes in the same town.

He was locked up for one year for the attack.

In 2012 he landed a 14-month term for buying a phone and using it to try to arrange date with 55 women on Facebook.

And in June 2016 the perv got another 15 months for breaking a 10-year curfew that orders him to stay home from 10pm to 7am.

September 2017

Convicted rapist sent back to prison

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A SERIAL sex offender has been jailed for more than three years after breaching a decade-long Sexual Offences Prevention Order on five occasions.

John McDougall, from Irvine, was sentenced at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week, having previously been found guilty of four offences after trial and having pled guilty to a fifth charge.

McDougall, who is currently a prisoner at HMP Barlinnie, is a convicted rapist with a record of sex offences dating back 17 years.

He was given a Sexual Prevention Order for 10 years in February last year following a 15-year stint behind bars. The order prevented McDougall from contacting any adult female unknown to him unless she is accompanied by another adult and from communicating with any woman under the age of 18 unless unavoidable.

He was also required to inform police within 48 hours of any relationship with any woman in person or online and to make available for inspection any electronic communication device, such as a phone or computer, and to not delete his internet history.

But McDougall breached his order within days of being released from prison when he bought alcohol for two 14-year-old girls. He was subsequently jailed for 15 months last May.

McDougall, 37, found himself back at court again recently on trial for breaching the order a further four times. He also admitted to breaching the order on one occasion on March 28 of this year.

At an address in Kilbirnie, McDougall communicated with a 61-year-old woman who was not in the company of another person. He was found guilty after trial on the following charges:

Between February 1 and April 17 this year at 5 Braeside, Kilwinning, Dalry Road, Kilwinning, Irvine Railway Station, and on a train travelling from Irvine, McDougall communicated with a 13-year-old girl.

Between March 1 and 26 of this year, McDougall failed without reasonable excuse to inform the Offender Management Unit at Irvine Police Station to declare an association with a 44-year-old woman.

On April 20, McDougall failed without reasonable excuse to allow police officers access to a house in Kilbirnie and to make three mobiles and a tablet available for inspection.

On April 22 at HMP Kilmarnock, McDougall phoned a woman and instructed her to dispose of a mobile phone or similar item in an attempt to avoid detection.

McDougall was sentenced to three years and 116 days in prison.

May 2016

Irvine rapist sent back to prison after admitting buying alcohol for underage girls

A DANGEROUS Irvine rapist has been sent back to prison.

John McDougall, 32, admitted buying alcohol for two underage girls in Ardrossan’s Glasgow Street on February 5 – two days after he was handed a stringent Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

The Times previously revealed how McDougall – who has spent most of the last 15 years in jail for sex offences – called a hearing on his release from prison to have the terms of his order reduced.

But a sheriff ruled that the rapist must abide by 11 restrictions including:

• Preventing him from contacting any adult female he does not know unless she is accompanied by another adult

• Contacting any woman under 18 unless unavoidable

• Ordering him to inform the police of any relationship with any woman

• Not deleting any internet history, phone or text messages

However, it took McDougall only 48 hours to breach the conditions by communicating with two girls aged 14 and 15 in Glasgow Street.

He also admitted buying alcohol for the two girls at the Premier shop in the street.

McDougall, who was recently living in Irvine, was first convicted in 2000 of raping a 19-year-old woman at knifepoint in the town.

But after being released on licence in 2005, McDougall attacked a 16-year-old girl living in a children’s home, less than 48 hours after leaving prison.

The serial offender committed further breaches including contacting 55 different women using a bogus Facebook account in 2012.

And in June last year, McDougall was caught with various different Facebook and dating website accounts as well as failing to reveal 100 different text messages with three different SIM cards.

Notes of the names, phone numbers and email addresses of women were also found in his home address.

This offence occurred just a day after his release from prison.

McDougall, a prisoner of HMP Barlinnie, pleaded guilty to both charges with a plea of not guilty to buying tobacco for the girls being accepted by the procurator fiscal.

He was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

January 2016

Rapist considered ‘high risk’ to women and children

A RAPIST is considered such a risk to women and children that police want him hammered with a 10-year curfew to keep him off the streets.

John McDougall, 35, is one of Scotland’s most violent and dangerous sex criminals.

If a court order brought by the Chief Constable of Police Scotland is approved, he would only be allowed to leave his home at night if it was on fire or there were “immediate threats to life”.

Officers are also seeking to ban McDougall from all contact with his 17-year-old daughter and restrict his internet use for a decade.

McDougall has a history of reoffending and now he has been freed from prison, officers are seeking extra powers to monitor him.

The application, made at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, said: “During his brief periods of liberty in 2005, 2011 and 2015, while subject to licence conditions …he reoffended within very short periods of time.”

Multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) were set at level 3, making McDougall “an imminent risk of sexual harm”.

The application added: “The potential event is more likely than not to happen in the community and the impact would be serious. He is assessed as representing a threat of serious harm to children and female adults.”

In 2000, McDougall, of Irvine, Ayrshire, was locked up for 10 years for the knifepoint rape of a 19-year-old woman he dragged off a street in the town at night.

During the attack, McDougall called her a “wee w***e” and forced her to repeat it to him. The teenager suffered “serious physical and psychological harm” in the “violent, prolonged and sadistic” assault.

McDougall had 26 previous convictions, including wilful fire-raising, for which a five-year extended sentence was added to his jail term.

Two days after his release, again in Irvine at night, he befriended a vulnerable 16-year-old walking back to her children’s home.

McDougall tried to drag her into bushes and threatened to stab her if she screamed but the youngster broke free and escaped. He was jailed for a year.

In 2012, it emerged McDougall contacted 55 women using a bogus Facebook account in Noranside open prison in Angus – and set up a meeting with an unsuspecting female while on parole and calling himself John Boyd.She visited him at his flat in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, after his release.

The rapist used a cartoon character wearing a Rangers top as a profile picture. Last July, he bought an internet-enabled mobile phone – despite an interim sexual offences prevention order to prevent this being granted the day before.

Within 24 hours, he had created a Facebook page saying he was “looking for females”.

Police who found the phone hidden behind a radiator at his home discovered he had visited dating sites repeatedly.

Officers also found written notes with the names and addresses of women. McDougall was jailed for 14 months.

The application adds: “He has tried to hide or otherwise failed to inform his supervising officer of any emerging relationships.

“He has attempted to conceal his internet activity and social media use from the applicant’s officers. He is known not to disclose his offending history to females.”

McDougall’s legal team claim the order is “unduly Draconian and “unnecessarily prohibitive” and would affect his family life, as well as his job prospects in the catering industry.

The order seeks to ban McDougall from any contact with females under 18 and from approaching any adult female unaccompanied.

He would be banned from leaving his home between 9pm and 7am.

McDougall, who is on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely, would have to tell officers within 24 hours of getting any internet-enabled device. He’d not be allowed to delete his internet, text or phone history.

He must also tell the authorities about any relationship made “in person or on social media”. The case was continued until next month.

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