Rapist said vic­tim had ‘ sex­som­nia’ Jailed after guilty plea

Ayrshire Post - - Around Ayr - Wilma Ri­ley

A ra p i s t w h o re­peat­edly preyed on a teenage girl claimed she had abused him, a court heard.

Ayr care home worker Allen Mor­ri­son tar­geted his vic­tim shortly after his can­cer- stricken wife had gone into hos­pi­tal.

Mor r ison told the young­ster – aged 14 when the at­tacks started – that she was suf­fer­ing from a con­di­tion called “sex­som­nia”.

The 54 year- old – a cook at Cum­norhall Care Home in Ayr - even claimed he had recorded her to “pro­tect him­self”.

But, it later emerged Mor­ri­son had also abused an­other teenage girl.

Both vic­tims then bravely went to po­lice in June this year lead­ing to the sex at­tacker be­ing snared.

First of­fender Mor­ri­son is now be­hind bars after he pled guilty to two rapes charges at the High Court in Glas­gow last Wed­nes­day.

He showed no emo­tion as he was lead hand­cuffed to cells pend­ing sen­tenc­ing next month.

The crimes oc­curred at Mor r ison’s home in Ar­drossan.

The first vic­tim was of­ten there and Mor­ri­son started abus­ing her in the sum­mer of 2013.

But, prose­cu­tor Kath Harper ex­plained: “He in­formed the girl that she had been sleep­walk­ing and had made sex­ual ad­vances to him in her sleep.

“She could not re­call this and be­came up­set. Mor­ri­son told her that she may have a dis­or­der called sex­som­nia.”

He went on to in­sist he had filmed this hap­pen­ing.

Miss Harper added: “He claimed he had videos of her do­ing this as he had set up a cam­era dur­ing the night.

“He said he had done this to pro­tect him­self. She be­lieved that he meant he would show them to the po­lice.”

Mor r ison said the teenager should then meet his sick de­mands “to help her stop abus­ing him in her sleep”.

He or­dered the girl not to tell any­one as his wife’s ill­ness would “get worse” and he would “end up in prison”.

His wife passed away in Septem­ber 2013 – the abuse then con­tin­ued the next night.

Mor­ri­son ended up rap­ing the girl. She told him “reg­u­larly” she did not want to have sex.

The at­tacks fi­nally ended in Au­gust 2017.

But, in June this year, po­lice were alerted after it was re­vealed Mor­ri­son had preyed on an­other young girl.

She was 15 when Mor­ri­son first struck. This in­volved the trau­ma­tised girl ap­par­ently be­ing “pun­ished”.

Mor­ri­son claimed he had “pic­tures” of the young­ster, who was also raped.

The abuse – which started in last Oc­to­ber – ended in June this year.

Po­lice soon held Mor­ri­son, who made no com­ment.

Of­fi­cers went on to dis­cover 92 pho­tos of “sex­ual ex­ploita­tion” of both teenagers on a num­ber of de­vices at his house.

It was later found the first vic­tim had made a Google search in Jan­uary this year stat­ing: “I was sex­u­ally abused from 14 un­til 18 years of age”.

Judge Lord Boyd re­manded Mor­ri­son in cus­tody.

Sen­tenc­ing was de­ferred for re­ports un­til Nov 9.

He said he had done this to pro­tect him­self

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