September 2017

Beast rapist caged for eight years

A rapist who molested a mum and her underage daughter while on bail for other sex offences has been jailed

Edward Hunter, 42, who denied all charges against him, forcing his victims to relieve their ordeals in court, was sentenced to eight years and three months.

The High Court in Edinburgh was told the offences against the woman and the 15-year-old girl came as he stayed at their home overnight.

The Record revealed this month how Hunter, from Carronshore, Falkirk , had earlier been freed on bail by a sheriff in Stirling.

He was found guilty of 10 offences of rape, sexual assault, indecency and assault, committed against four victims between 2003 and this year.

His sentence covered all of the sex attacks.

Judge Lord Boyd of Duncansby told him: “These offences include ones against two young girls, one of whom you raped repeatedly.

“It appears to me you have no appreciation of the harm you have caused.”

The judge ordered Hunter should be kept under supervision for a further three-year period and remain on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.

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