Accused ‘filmed rape of woman before trying to kill her’

Alan Adsley, 39, is said to have choked his alleged victim and before striking her on the head with a bottle.

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A man is to stand trial accused of filming and raping a woman before trying to kill her.

Alan Adsley, 39, is further alleged to have raped a second woman amid claims he gave her a “substance” to “overpower” her in Fife.

A rape charge for one of the women spans between 2016 and 2020 at two addresses in Kirkcaldy.

It is claimed she was asleep and unable to consent at the time.

The allegation states Adsley went on to “commit offences of voyeurism”.

He is accused of taking “intimate photographs” and a video of him having sex with the woman while she was sleeping.

Among other charges involving the woman, it is claimed Adsley later attempted to murder her on June 7, 2020.

He is alleged to have choked her and struck her on the head with a bottle.

Another charge claims he assaulted her while she was driving a car including accusations that he grabbed the steering wheel, pressed her foot on the accelerator and pulled the handbrake.

Adsley is said to have raped the other woman in 2018 also in Kirkcaldy.

It is alleged he “caused a substance” to be taken by her to “stupefy or overpower” the woman. 

He is said to have carried out the sex attack while she was intoxicated and not able to consent.

John Scott QC, defending, pled not guilty on Adsley’s behalf at the High Court in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Bill McVicar told the hearing: “I invite the court to fix a trial.”

Lord Arthurson set a trial due to begin next July in Stirling.

The case could last up to six days.