Rapist left victim handcuffed to bed as he left to play poker

Richard McKillop repeatedly preyed on women he met online.

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A rapist who left a victim handcuffed to a bed and then went to play poker has been jailed for seven years.

Richard McKillop repeatedly preyed on the woman who he had earlier met on a dating site.

The 57-year-old taxi driver later went on to attack a second woman he was in a relationship with.

McKillop was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday having earlier been convicted of raping both victims between 2011 and 2019.

Lady Stacey told him: “You abused two women, both partners at the time, one after the other.

“They should have been able to look to you for love and support.”

McKillop, of Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, was also put on the sex offenders list.

Before being led to the cells, he shouted towards the judge: “I have never been violent towards anyone in my life.”

Prosecutors stated the first woman suffered at a flat in Clydebank.

The relationship had gone well until she noticed a change in McKillop.

This would often be after he had played poker.

McKillop had told her that if there was “no sex” then she should “f*** off”.

She told the trial: “It was his way or no way.”

The woman recalled an incident when she found herself alone in the flat.

She said: “I woke up one morning handcuffed to the bed. No one was in sight.

“When he returned, he thought it was funny.”

The court heard he had earlier walked out and left her to play poker. 

The victim did not know for definite what had earlier happened, but she suspected she had been raped while asleep.

The trial heard how McKillop had used handcuffs on the woman at other times.

In his closing speech, prosecutor Alan Mackay said: “This was not role play or consensual sex. It was rape.”

The second victim described incidents at a house in Johnstone, Renfrewshire and the Clydebank flat.

They had also earlier met online. She was hit with a belt eight times and only carried out a sex act in fear of being hit again.

Prosecutor Mr MacKay said: “This is a man who does not and cannot appreciate what these women have gone through.”

McKillop refuted the accusations appearing to insist he was “some sort of victim” as the allegations apparently had an effect on his taxi licence.

His QC John Scullion said: “He continues to deny these offences.”

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