November 2018

Violent sex beast raped young mum week after bail release

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A violent sex offender, who was freed after allegedly breaching bail as he faced a string of abuse charges, raped a young mother a week following his release.

The woman said she was struggling for funds for her daughter’s imminent birthday and offered Rick Davidson sex for money.

But she told the High Court in Edinburgh that Davidson, 48, told her he did not pay for sex before subjecting her to a rape ordeal.

The 27-year-old woman said: “Things got quite heated very quickly. He pushed me on the bed and he raped me.”

She said Davidson applied force to her back and she could not move. She told the court: “When he pushed me down he slammed my head off the floor.”

Advocate depute Derick Nelson asked the woman how long the rape lasted and she replied: “I don’t know. It felt like forever.”

The woman said she remembered feeling helpless, saying: “I was asking him to get off.”

She fled to the bathroom at Davidson’s home in Forfar after the attack on October 3 last year. “I was just trying to find a safe place. I was screaming,” she said.

She told the court she had never met Davidson face-to-face before but had gone to his home after drinking and following contact on social media.

She offered him sex for money. “He said he doesn’t pay for sex,” said the woman.

Davidson had denied the rape – and a catalogue of other offences over 22 years up to last year – during a 10-day trial. He was found guilty of assaulting and raping the woman.

He had been freed twice at Forfar Sheriff Court on bail before the sex attack. He was granted bail on September 26 last year when he appeared at the court for allegedly breaching the earlier bail order.

He was also found guilty of a further eight assault charges committed against four other women and a boy who was aged between eight and 11 when he was attacked.

Davidson will be sentenced next month.