November 2016

Child rapist who said victim made up claims found guilty of multiple attacks

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A MAN who raped a primary school girl more than 16 years ago has finally been brought to justice.

John Greig, 51, from Auchinleck, Ayrshire, was also convicted at the High Court in Glasgow of raping a woman and attempting to rape another schoolgirl.

Tyre fitter Greig accused all three women of lying and claimed the schoolgirl he raped went to the police years later because she was annoyed because he refused to let her drive his Subaru Impreza.

In evidence, Greig said of his victim: “She’s a bit of a poser and wanted to pose in it. She asked to get it and I said no and I’m here in the High Court. I just can’t believe they are doing this to me. I feel embarrassed and degraded. It is as if they are trying to destroy me.”

He said that he never touched either of the schoolgirls and claimed that sex with the woman was consensual.

Prosecutor Mark McGuire asked Greig: “Is your explanation for this woman’s allegations that you would not let her have your car,” and he replied: “Yes.”

Mr McGuire added: “You say all three women are liars. You must be the unluckiest man in the world,” and Greig replied: “I must be.”

Greig was found guilty of raping the schoolgirl when she was aged between 9 and 11.

He was also found guilty of sexually abusing her and attempting to rape another schoolgirl when she was aged between 9 and 12.

Greig was also convicted of raping a woman over a nine-year period when she was aged between 28 and 37.

The offences were committed in Ayrshire between 1983 and 2003.

The schoolgirl he raped , said nothing then, but went to the police and gave a statement in 2015.

Greig showed no emotion as he was led away to the cells.

Judge Lord Matthews placed Greig on the sex offenders’ register, remanded him in custody and called for background reports.

He will be sentenced next year.