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Dundee man jailed for multiple rapes

A Dundee man who raped four women and assaulted two others over a 13 year period has been jailed.

A Dundee man who raped four women and assaulted two others over a 13 year period has been jailed.

Derek Duncan was convicted of 17 offences against the six women, including two charges of assault to injury and danger of life, following a trial at the High Court in Dundee in September.

The 32-year-old carried out the attacks at addresses across Dundee between November 2007 and July 2020.

He abducted one woman by locking her in his home. He kicked and punched her, then seized her by the throat causing her to lose consciousness.

The court heard Duncan grabbed another by her hair, shook her and struck her head on a mirror.

He took indecent images of another without her knowledge.

Duncan was also convicted of raping four women.

At the High Court in Livingston today, he was jailed for 10 years. 

Procurator Fiscal for High Court Sexual Offences Fraser Gibson said:

“Thanks to the courage and composure of his victims, Derek Duncan is now facing justice for his brutal crimes.

“While his actions are likely to have a lasting impact on their lives, I hope the sentence imposed goes some way towards providing resolution for them.

“The Crown is committed to the effective prosecution of sexual offences and today’s outcome follows many months of thorough and sensitive work by police and our expert prosecutors.

“I would urge anyone who has been the victim of similar offending to come forward and seek support.”