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Ex-hospital worker jailed for sex attacks


A former hospital worker who raped two women has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

Keirwother­spoon, originally from Airdrie, preyed on his terrified victims who bravely testified against him at a trial in September.

The vile 24-year-old attacked the first woman three times over two days in June 2019 at a hotel in Glasgow’s Kelvingrov­e.

This included binding her wrists with a belt as well as choking and biting her.

He pounced on the other woman on August 11 last year in the city’s Rottenrow, close to the grounds of Strathclyd­e University.

Wotherspoo­n was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow.

He had previously been found guilty after a trial at Airdrie Sheriff Court of four rape charges, including one to the first victim’s danger of life.

Lord Burns said:“your attitude demonstrat­es that you are a serious risk to the public at large.

“For those reasons, you require an extended sentence.

“You will be monitored in the hope it minimises the risk that you pose and that you come to terms with attitudes that are wholly inappropri­ate.

“You continue to deny this offending and have no insight into your controllin­g and harmful behaviour.”

Wotherspoo­n, who worked at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, will be supervised for a further three years on his release.

He was put on the sex offenders list indefinite­ly.

Brian Mcconnachi­e, defending, said Wotherspoo­n continues to have the support of his partner and family.

The QC added:“he has found it extremely difficult to get his head round that he was convicted of these charges.”

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Rapist Keir Wotherspoo­n was sent to prison

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