Youth given five years for rape attack

A TEENAGER who raped a 16-year-old girl after meeting her for the first time has been sentenced to five years' detention.

Andrew Ewen was aged just 15 when he carried out the sex attack on the victim, whom he repeatedly raped.

Ewen, now 17, assaulted her at a grassed area in Dufftown, Moray, and pushed her to the ground during the attack on 25 July, 2009.

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Ewen had denied raping the teenager and maintained it was consensual, but was earlier found guilty of the sex crime.

A judge at the High Court in Edinburgh said: "You must understand that the jury convicted you of a very serious offence involving the repeated rape of a young woman whom you had met for the first time on the day of the crime." Lord Pentland said it was clear from the victim's evidence that she made it plain to him that she did not want to have sex with him. "You showed no respect for her wishes, or indeed her as a person," he said.