Man who raped woman on bus to be held at psychiatric hospital

Kelvin Carmichael, 22, sexually assaulted the woman on a bus journey in August 2017.

Man who raped woman on bus to be held at psychiatric hospital STV News

A man who raped a woman during a bus journey has been ordered to be held at a secure psychiatric hospital.

Kelvin Carmichael sexually assaulted a woman during the course of a trip from Kilmarnock, in Ayrshire, to Glasgow and a further bus journey from Glasgow to Ayr.

The 22-year-old touched the woman’s breasts, exposed himself and raped her on August 12, 2017.

He also raped another woman at a house in Hurlford between November 2015 and June 2016.

The woman was grabbed by the wrists, pushed against a wall, punched on the arms, dragged upstairs and pushed onto a bed and held down during assaults.

Carmichael also carried out sex acts on a 14-year-old girl at a house in Kilmarnock on September 28 in 2018.

A judge told him at the High Court in Edinburgh today that she was satisfied that the conditions were met for making an interim compulsion order and that an assessment of him required to be carried out at the State Hospital at Carstairs.

Lady Carmichael earlier heard an examination of facts in the case and found the facts established in relation to the two rape charges and an amended version of the sex offence involving the underage girl.    

Lorraine Glancy told the court expert reports now indicated that Carmichael, who was unfit for trial, met the criteria for an interim compulsion order and that he should be assessed within the secure conditions at the State Hospital.

The defence counsel said she had no alternative to put forward to the judge.

She said that hopefully a way forward will have been identified in relation to treatment for Carmichael by the time a further hearing in the case takes place in September.

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