Rapist Raymond Dempster given lifelong restriction order

Raymond Dempster
Image caption Dempster was warned he may never be freed from prison

A rapist who attacked two women three days after being released from prison has been given a lifelong restriction order.

The order means Raymond Dempster could be subject to imprisonment or supervision for the rest of his life.

The 39-year-old, who has 110 previous convictions for crimes of dishonesty and violence, is one of about 400 people to be given such an order.

He was jailed following a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

The court heard how Dempster had been released early from a sentence for robbery and assault when he raped a vulnerable 42-year-old woman in the east end of Glasgow in June 2016.

He attacked her after she was locked out of her home and he helped her to get back into the property.

Identified from CCTV

Days later he attacked a 19-year-old student in the city’s west end.

She was walking home along Kelvin Walkway in the early hours when she became aware that Dempster was following her.

He grabbed her and forced her to the ground.

Image caption The hearing took place at the High Court in Glasgow

The woman fought back kicking Dempster in the face, at which point he ran off. He was later identified from CCTV footage.

Judge Norman Ritchie QC praised the teenager’s bravery in fighting Dempster off.

He read a 90-page risk assessment report, which revealed Dempster was an “opportunistic sexual aggressor of women”.

In imposing the order of lifelong restriction, the judge warned the rapist that he may never leave prison.

In the past 15 years, only three offenders had been freed by the Parole Board after being given such an order, he said.

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