Rape and indecent assault charges Battered with Playstation controller Repeatedly punched his victim
A man who raped his girlfriend after accusing her of having sex with an accident and e m e r g e n c y d o c t o r, a l s o indecently assaulted another woman in a Rutherglen house, a court heard last week.
At the High Court in Glasgow Paul Meechan, 23, from Yoker, admitted raping the woman at a house in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire. on June 8.
He also admitted assaulting her by pouring milk and the contents of two ashtrays over her and taking photographs of her and telling her to smile.
Meechan also pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting another woman at a house in Rutherglen and battering her with a Playstation controller and repeatedly punching her.
These offences were committed between April 2009 and January 2013.
The court heard that he beat victim so often that she flinched when he approached her.
He also locked her in the house when he left because he believed she was seeing other men
She told police that on occasions he threw crockery with food on it at her for no reason and then forced her to eat the food off the floor.
On one occasion he assaulted her with the Playstation remote control in front of his grandmother. When his grandmother tried to intervene Meechan told her: “The more you hit me, the harder I’m gonnae hit her.”
On the rape charge, Advocate depute Douglas Fairley QC, prosecuting, said: “Two weeks into the relationship with the woman he raped, the accused began making accusations that she was being unfaithful.
“He accompanied her to A&E and waited in the waiting room while she was examined by a doctor and found to have a urinary infection.”
That evening Meechan repeatedly told her she had slept with the doctor and demanded she had sex with him.
When she told him she didn’t want to have sex he raped her while she cried loudly.
The next morning he began shouting and swearing at her demanding that she tell him she had slept with the doctor.
Mr Fairley said: “Because she was frightened she eventually admitted to having had sex with the doctor, although she knew that this was not true.”
Later that night he told her she was “a sick individual” “twisted” and a “slut” and then poured milk and the contents of two ashtrays over her head.
He took a photograph of her covered in milk and cigarette ends and ash and told her to “smile for the camera.”
In the early hours of the next morning she fled after he told her: “I’m going to stab you.
“I’m going to slash your face. I’ll gladly do three years for it.”
Judge Lord Boyd deferred sentence on Meechan until January for background reports.
His defence counsel Tony Graham will give his plea in mitigation then.