School support worker raped woman as she returned home from night out

Jeffery Oviasogie pounced on the 29-year-old stranger in Bon Accord Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen.

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A school worker raped a terrified woman as she returned home from a night out.

Jeffery Oviasogie pounced on the 29-year-old stranger in Bon Accord Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen in the early hours of September 26 last year.

The 20-year-old left his weeping victim curled up on the ground but was soon recognised due to his distinctive cap.

Oviasogie now faces a lengthy jail-term after he pled guilty to a rape charge at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday.

The hearing was told the sex attacker was a support worker at Camphill additional needs school in Aberdeen at the time.

He had been living in the UK since 2018, but his visitor visa expired six months before this attack.

The Nigerian had submitted an “application for leave to remain” although it is not known how that progressed.

The victim had been on a night out with friends at two bars before going to the Underground nightclub in Aberdeen.

The group left at 3am and went home separately.

The woman was walking when Oviasogie suddenly came up and started talking to her.

He then tailed her as she continued on into Bon Accord Terrace Gardens.

Prosecutor John McElroy said: “She began to feel uncomfortable.

“As she walked along a steep path, the woman was aware of Oviasogie behind her.

“Her next memory is of being on her back on a muddy area with him on top of her.

“She was screaming for help, but she was unable to move beneath his weight.

“Oviasogie told her to ‘shut up’.”

Mr McElroy said the school worker went on to rape the woman as he held her down.

The advocate depute: “She continued screaming and shouting. She was petrified.”

A man nearby heard the cries and then spotted Oviasogie, also of Aberdeen, on top of the woman.

As the rapist fled, it was clocked he was wearing a distinctive red baseball cap.

Mr McElroy: “The woman remained on the ground, crying and curled into a ball.”

Three students also passed and one alerted police to the hysterical victim.

Officers discovered Oviasogie in Aberdeen’s Justice Mill Lane around an hour later still wearing the cap.

His jeans and trainers were also mud-stained – but he denied being involved in the attack.

Edith Forrest, defending, said a psychologist had been identified to complete a report on Oviasogie pending sentencing.

Judge John McCormick remanded him in custody and adjourned the case until next month.

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