Man who dragged woman from Aberdeen street and raped her jailed

A student in Aberdeen who dragged a woman off the street and raped her has been jailed for eight years.

Callum Duncan, 23, carried out the attack on Raeburn Place in March 2019.

He was convicted following a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh, which heard he had not known the woman beforehand.

Detective Inspector Lesley Clark of the North East public protection unit said: "Callum Duncan subjected a young woman to a violent, unprovoked and terrifying ordeal.

"It is due to her bravery throughout the police investigation and subsequent legal proceedings that he will now face the consequences of his appalling actions.

"Hopefully the bravery shown by the victim will give other individuals who have suffered abuse the strength to come forward and report crimes of this nature.

"We treat all reports of sexual crime – no matter when the offence happened – with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity to bring perpetrators of such crimes such as Callum Duncan to justice."

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