Man accused of Dundee caravan rapes

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A 54-year-old man went on trial yesterday accused of raping five women and sexually assaulting three more in the space of 12 months.

The High Court in Perth was shown a pair of handcuffs found in the caravan where Kenneth Jolly is alleged to have carried out the attacks.

Jolly, from Forfar, is alleged to have carried out the string of sex attacks in a caravan between 17 June 2010 and 3 June last year.

Scenes of crime officer Vicky Gordon told the court that she took photographs at and around a caravan in the Grants of Craigmill Caravans site on the outskirts of Dundee.

She said the handcuffs and a tub of vaseline were found in a drawer in the caravan, which Jolly leased, while numerous condoms – which appeared to have been used – were found on the other side of a wall beside the caravan.

“We recovered several items within the wooded area and within the caravan,” she told the jury. “This is the set of handcuffs from the drawer.”

Jolly has lodged special defences alleging that any sexual contact which took place was consensual.

The trial, before Lord Boyd, is scheduled to last for up to three weeks.