July 2018

Man raped victim after being given community service for revenge porn threat

A man who dodged jail after threatening to post revenge porn pictures of his ex on social media went on to rape a woman while on the soft-touch order, it emerged today.

Jordan Dunn is facing a lengthy prison sentence after he was convicted of raping two teenagers at a trial earlier this month.

Today he appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court on separate charges relating to a girl he was in a relationship when he was 18.

He was convicted of phoning his former partner and making remarks of a “grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing character”.

The court heard he repeatedly shouted and swore and made threats to post indecent images of her on social media, used offensive language and repeatedly uttered threats of violence.

On January 25, 2017, Dunn was put on a community payback order over the charges and ordered to carry out 175 hours unpaid work and be supervised by social workers for 18 months.

But just four months later – less than a quarter of the way through the order and weeks before social workers found him in breach for non-compliance with it – Dunn raped a 19-year-old care worker in Dundee.

Dunn was eventually arrested in December last year and remanded in custody accused of four rape charges.

At the High Court in Livingston earlier this month he was found guilty of two of those rapes, one carried out before the revenge porn threats and one four months after he had been put on the unpaid work order.

During the trial one of the women raped by Dunn told the trial: “If he wanted it he would take it.”

Dunn branded his victims liars and maintained they had consented to sex with him.

But a jury rejected his claims and found him guilty of the two charges.

In that case judge Lady Carmichael deferred sentence until August for social work background reports and remanded Dunn in custody meantime.

At Dundee Sheriff Court today, Dunn, 20, of Swallowtail Court, Dundee, appeared on a charge under the Communications Act committed on April 2, 2016.

He earlier pleaded guilty to that charge and then admitted being in breach of the community payback order imposed as a direct alternative to custody.

Sheriff Alastair Brown sentenced him to six months imprisonment.