Rapist attacked 13-year-old girls after giving them alcohol

Mark McKinney was jailed for more than five years after sexually abusing two young girls.

A rapist lured a 13-year-old girl to a house where he also molested another youngster.

Mark McKinney pounced on his victim after giving her alcohol in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, in September 2018.

He also abused a second 13-year-old girl, who has been described as “vulnerable”, at the same flat

The 32 year-old had earlier been convicted of rape and sexual assault following a trial earlier this year.

He was jailed for five-and-a-half years at the High Court in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

The hearing was told McKinney, of Faifley, West Dunbartonshire, continued to protest his innocence.

But, sentencing, Lord Matthews told him: “The young lady said you had sexual intercourse with her against her will.”

The rapist was also placed on the sex offenders list indefinitely.

In his closing speech to jurors, prosecutor Liam Ewing QC told how McKinney had “engineered the situation” to have “some sort of sexual contact” with the teenagers.

The court also heard that the alcohol involved made the girls more “vulnerable”.

Paul Nelson, defending said McKinney “disagreed” with the jury’s verdict.

Lord Matthews then commented: “If he agreed with it, he would be the first person in history.”

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