Man who raped women jailed for eight years

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

A man who raped and phys­i­cally abused two women over a decade has been jailed for eight years.

Oliver Dal­gleish, 28, at­tacked the fe­males, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Fife and the Scot­tish Bor­ders be­tween De­cem­ber 2006 and Oc­to­ber 2016.

The High Court in Ed­in­burgh heard how he also phys­i­cally as­saulted an­other two women, who also can­not be named, over the same pe­riod of time.

He also placed an­other woman in a state of fear and alarm by in­dulging in threat­en­ing be­hav­iour to­wards her.

Dal­gleish, of Camdean Cres­cent, Dun­fermline, was found guilty of breach of the peace sex­ual and phys­i­cal as­sault charges af­ter a trial last month. Sen­tence had been de­ferred for the court to ob­tain re­ports on his char­ac­ter.

Yesterday, judge Lady Scott told Dal­gleish that he had go to prison for his crimes.

She also or­dered him to be su­per­vised by the au­thor­i­ties for three years fol­low­ing his re­lease from cus­tody.

Pass­ing sen­tence, Lady Scott said: “You will be placed on the Sex Of­fend­ers Reg­is­ter for an in­def­i­nite pe­riod.”

Yesterday, de­fence ad­vo­cate Su­san Duff said her client suf­fered from poor health.

She added: “He does suf­fer from a se­ri­ous med­i­cal con­di­tion which ul­ti­mately will have an im­pact on his longevity.”

Lady Scott said his violent course of con­duct was “be­lit­tling and de­grad­ing”.

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