A sex attacker who targeted four young women in the early hours of the morning has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years.
Parvinder Singh raped one victim and sexually assaulted three others in the space of just over a month in Glasgow’s west end.
The 36-year-old told jurors how he had been prowling the streets at that time hoping to “make friends”.
The Indian-born chef was eventually snared at his home near where the crimes occurred.
Singh, who was in Scotland illegally, was convicted of the attacks last month following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.
The crimes occurred between September 15 and October 31, 2019. All the victims were strangers.
Lord Richardson put Singh on the sex offenders’ register for an indefinite period at Friday’s sentencing.
The judge stated that Singh pursued a “campaign of sexual violence”.
Lord Richardson added: “The conclusion is for a number of weeks you systematically stalked the streets of Glasgow’s west end late at night in a predatory manner looking for young women to attack.
“You appear to have been motivated by a desire to satisfy your sexual desires without a thought of the impact it would have on these young women.
“It’s unfortunate that it’s clear from the evidence that you have heard and the victim impact statements that your actions have had a profound and continuing impact on them.”
Singh first targeted a 20-year-old woman in the city’s Chancellor Street as she was out walking her dog.
He asked if she had a boyfriend and would like to go to a local park.
The woman added: “He grabbed me by the arm, pulled me by the neck towards him then grabbed me by the bum.
“He was trying to kiss my face.
“My flatmate came into view and he just let go, He started calmly walking away then said ‘thank you, have a good night’.”
She described her attacker as “creepy and sleazy”.
A 21-year-old student was molested on October 17 as she walked home alone from the Sanctuary nightclub in the city’s Partick.
She recalled: “I yelled and he ran away.”
Singh next struck a week later, initially asking a 24-year-old woman for a lighter in the city’s Cranworth Street before making an inappropriate remark.
She then told the court: “I tried pulling away and all I remember thinking was this is where I get raped. I shut down and completely froze.
“I just shut my eyes. My friend saw us and told him to ‘f*** off’ and he made his way.”
Singh raped his final victim – aged 20 – on Halloween in Glasgow’s Sutherland Lane.
The distressed victim called her mother after the incident.
Singh gave evidence during the trial via an interpreter.
Prosecutor Shanti Maguire put to him: “Can you explain why these four episodes all happened at this time in the morning?”
Singh: “I was very drunk, I was there to make some friends and take them back to my house.”
Ms Maguire went on to ask: “You wanted to meet someone in the street and take them back to have sex with them?”
Singh responded: “Yes.”
He insisted the rape victim was “exaggerating” her ordeal.
The advocate depute asked: “Is it not the case she was asking for you to let her go and you were holding on to her?”
Singh responded: “No.”
Singh – who lived in Partick at the time – was found guilty of raping the final victim and three charges of sexual assault.
Lord Richardson put to Gordon Jackson QC, defending, that Singh appeared to not accept his actions to his social work reports.
Mr Jackson replied: “Interviewing Mr Singh is always difficult is all you can say to that.
“I have no doubt if that what’s in the report that’s what he told the interviewer and that’s what she believed she was being told.
“I understand Singh’s time in this country will be somewhat limited.”