A “complete stranger” who entered a woman’s house moments before subjecting her to a life-threatening assault and rape ordeal is facing a “substantial” prison sentence for his crimes.
Kyle Allan entered his victim’s house in Cove, Aberdeenshire, without permission on the evening of June 10, 2023 and subjected her to an attack which has left her psychologically traumatised.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard on Friday how Allan had spent the earlier part of the day at a friend’s barbecue drinking and had gotten “steaming drunk” before leaving.
The 31-year-old then walked a short distance and entered the property. His 35-year-old victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had left her door unlocked as a family member had gone out for the evening.
Prosecutor Isabella Ennis KC told judge Lord Ericht about the offence on Friday morning.
Allan, also of Cove, had pleaded guilty moments earlier to a charge of raping her and assaulting her to the danger of her life.
Ms Ennis told the court that the abuse stopped but Allan threatened his victim and her family members.
She said: “He threatened her that if she called the police he would back and kill them all.”
Ms Ennis told the court that Allan left the property and was seen by witnesses walking along the nearby streets with his shorts down by his knees and that he was trying to pull them up.
She told the court that he was also trying to obscure his face.
Ms Ennis added: “He didn’t want to be acknowledged.”
Officers arrived soon afterwards. No ambulances were available in the local area and the police took the woman to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Hospital.
She was found to have multiple cuts and bruises on her head, neck and body and received treatment.
Lord Ericht deferred sentence for the court to obtain reports on Allan’s background.
He told the tyre fitter via video link: “You have pleaded guilty to the charge on the indictment.
“I will be obtaining a Criminal Justice Social Work Report which will provide me with some insight into your background.
“A substantial prison sentence is likely in this case.”
Allan will be sentenced at the High Court in Dundee at 9am on November 24.
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