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Man who raped elderly woman jailed

A man who broke into an elderly woman’s home in the middle of the night and raped her has been jailed.

A man who broke into an elderly woman’s home in the middle of the night and raped her has been jailed.

Kyle McKenzie, from Glenrothes, wore a balaclava when he entered the 83-year-old’s home on 25 June 2020.

The 21-year-old threatened the vulnerable woman, who is registered disabled, with a garden tool before attacking and raping her.

His victim managed to summon help by pressing a personal safety alarm.

McKenzie was caught after DNA from the scene was linked to him.

At the High Court in Edinburgh last November he pled guilty to rape, and to breaking into another home prior to the attack.

Today he was sentenced to 11 years in jail and made subject of a five-year extended supervision order on release. He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

Procurator Fiscal for High Court Sexual Offences Fraser Gibson said:

“Kyle McKenzie inflicted a brutal and terrifying attack on a vulnerable woman in her own home.

“She has shown remarkable bravery and resilience during the prosecution process and I hope the sentence imposed today brings her some small comfort.

“While crimes like this are thankfully rare, the Crown takes seriously its responsibility to protect the public from such offending and will continue to prosecute offenders robustly and fairly.”