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10 years for rape of ex-part­ner

The Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

A MAN who raped his ex-part­ner while on bail for an­other sex at­tack on her has been jailed for 10 years.

Ryan Gra­ham, 27, as­saulted the woman, who later took her own life, at a house in Irvine in March this year.

He had been granted bail on the con­di­tion he did not go near her when he sub­jected her to a vi­o­lent rape.

The 34-year-old vic­tim took her own life amid the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion, but a let­ter with de­tails of the at­tack was dis­cov­ered in her home.

Af­ter a trial at the High Court in Glas­gow, Gra­ham from Ayr­shire was con­victed of a sex­ual as­sault on March 8 and rape on March 10, while on bail.

Judge Sean Mur­phy QC jailed Gra­ham – who is now on the sex of­fend­ers’ regis­ter – for 10 years for the “ap­palling” of­fences.

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