Child rapist jailed for Facebook relationship with 16-year-old girl

Charge: Young appeared in private at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court
Court: Philip Borland was jailed for 15 months at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

A child rapist who used a fake Facebook account to start a relationship with a 16-year-old girl has been jailed for 15 months.

Philip Borland, 22, was caught after the girl's father told police his daughter was seeing the convicted sex offender.

Borland was banned from contacting youngsters under 17 when he was convicted of repeatedly raping two girls in Kilmarnock between 2003 and 2006.

The offences began when Borland was just 13 and his victims were 10 and 11, the High Court in Edinburgh heard.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court Borland admitted failing to notify police of his change of address and using an alias to access Facebook.

Jo Cunningham, prosecuting, said a concerned father told police in November that his teenage daughter was seeing Borland.

Police went to his home and found him with the girl, who said she knew Borland's identity.

"He was instructed to discontinue contact with the her", Miss Cunningham said.

Borland was sent back to prison last week because he was still on licence for the earlier offence.

At a hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh, he was ordered to serve 23 months of his original sentence for breaching the terms of his parole.

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