Sex beast who drugged and raped women gets 12 years

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - LOCAL NEWS -

A sex beast who drugged his two vic­tims – in­clud­ing one at a flat in Oban – be­fore bru­tally rap­ing them has been jailed for 12 years.

Ge­orge Cum­mings, 55, from Glas­gow, boasted to his vic­tim in Oban that he looked like celebrity chef Gor­don Ram­say and told her he wanted a three­some with her and a 10-year-old girl.

Af­ter drink­ing wine poured by Cum­mings the woman, who was wear­ing black trousers, a black tunic top and boots, had no me­mory un­til she woke up at 3am dressed in a red dress and shoes.

She said: “I knew I had been drugged with some­thing.”

C u m m i n g s w a s con­victed at the High Court in Glas­gow of rap­ing a 47-year-old woman in a flat in Lang­bank on Septem­ber 22 1992, and rap­ing a 50-year-old woman in a flat in Oban on Jan­uary 6 2016.

His crimes were com­mit­ted 23 years apart but were chill­ingly sim­i­lar.

Judge Jo­hanna John­ston QC yes­ter­day jailed Cum­mings and or­dered that he is su­per­vised for two years on his re­lease. She said: “Each woman was drugged and de­tained against their will and iso­lated.”

This al­lowed him to “per­form vi­o­lent sex­ual of­fences” on them and “hu­mil­i­ate and de­grade them”.

Cum­mings will be on the sex of­fend­ers in­def­i­nitely.

In ev­i­dence, the 50-yearold ter­ri­fied mother told of how Cum­mings vis­ited her Oban home af­ter they met on Plenty of Fish.

She said: “He told me peo­ple­said­h­elookeda reg­is­ter lot like Gor­don Ram­say. When I saw him in the flesh I thought ‘what have I done?’”

At the flat, she said: “I told him I was wor­ried some­thing bad was go­ing to hap­pen and I felt vul­ner­a­ble and he said, ‘that’s OK, I like my women vul­ner­a­ble’.”

The woman said Cum­mings, who has pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions dat­ing back to 1979, of­fered to set her up as a pros­ti­tute.

Cum­mings’ first vic­tim told how she had her soft drinks spiked first with am­phet­a­mine at a bar and then with co­caine in Cum­mings’ flat in Lang­bank. He then raped her in the flat.

The jury heard that dur­ing the at­tack Cum­mings ripped out hand­fuls of the woman’s hair and threat­ened to turn her into a pros­ti­tute. She also woke up at one point to find most of her cloth­ing had been re­moved.

In ev­i­dence Cum­mings ac­cused both vic­tims of be­ing liars.

“That’s okay, I like my women vul­ner­a­ble”

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