March 2019

Glenrothes man jailed for seven years for raping two females

A Fife man convicted of raping two women has been jailed for seven years.

“Callous” Paul McMillan was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh for raping a woman a number of times over a seven-year period, plus the rape of a second woman.

A charge of assault against one of the victims was dropped by the Crown.

The 39-year-old will now be placed on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.

Judge Lord Boyd said McMillan, from Glenrothes, had a record of offending which included a number of convictions involving domestic abuse.

“The criminal justice social work report says that your offending appears to be underpinned by a rigid thinking style, a strong sense of entitlement with no apparent empathy or insight into the impact of your behaviour,” he said.

“I would endorse that view.”

The judge added: “I am prepared to accept that you regret your actions and that you have a genuine desire to engage in programmes designed to address your behaviour.

“If you do not address these issues then I have no doubt that you will be back before the courts.”

McMillan became the subject of a major investigation by Fife’s Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit after one woman came forward to report the crimes.

He was arrested and charged in June 2017.