Former hospital worker who raped two women ‘serious risk to public’

Keir Wotherspoon, 24, preyed on his terrified victims who later testified against him in court.

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A former hospital worker who raped two women has been branded “a serious risk to the public”.

Keir Wotherspoon preyed on his terrified victims who testified against him at a trial last month.

The 24-year-old attacked the first woman three times over two days in June 2019 at a hotel in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove.

This included binding her wrists with a belt as well as choking and biting her.

He pounced on the other woman on August 11 2020 in the city’s Rottenrow close to the grounds of Strathclyde University.

On Wednesday, Wotherspoon was sentenced to five and a half years in prison at the High Court in Glasgow.

He had previously been found guilty after a trial in Airdrie of four rape charges including one to the first victim’s danger of life.

Lord Burns told him: “Your attitude demonstrates that you are a serious risk to the public at large.

“For those reasons, you require an extended sentence.

“You will be monitored in the hope that it minimizes the risk that you pose and that you come to terms with attitudes that are wholly inappropriate.

“You continue to deny this offending and have no insight into your controlling and harmful behaviour.”

Wotherspoon, who worked at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, will be supervised for a further three years on his release.

He was put on the sex offenders list indefinitely.

Brian McConnachie, defending, said Wotherspoon continues to have the support of his partner and family.

The QC added: “He has found it extremely difficult to get his head round that he was convicted of these charges.”