November 2018

Predator who raped woman while she slept caged after camera confession

A predator who raped a woman while she slept was snared when she recorded him confessing to the crime.

Alan Lee, 36, was filmed when his brave victim confronted him over the ordeal.

The beast even took a photo of her after he pounced.

He was convicted of the attack following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

Prosecutor Shanti Maguire told how the woman was spurred to confront him after learning about the picture.

She said: “She did not intend to go to the police.

“This recording was not done out of vindictiveness.

“She felt she had to protect herself if this evidence was to come out about her.”

The court heard the victim was at first too “scared” to report the attack.

The woman had known Lee since she was a teenager.

She had been taken in by the pervert – 12 years her senior – and believed he was a “cool” person.

A pal convinced her to take him on after learning about what happened.

The woman told him he should not have sex with someone when they are not awake.

Lee is filmed replying: “Yes, I know that now.”

The woman took the clip to police last year.

Prosecutors listed the crime as occurring at an address in Barrhead, .

They say she was targeted between 2010 and 2017, also at Lee’s Glasgow flat.

The woman admitted she did not initially realise what happened was wrong after the first attack.

She also made internet searches to try and find out what happened was illegal.

The victim told the jury she felt “dirty, used and horrible”.

She challenged Lee at one point – but did not take the matter further.

The trial heard the woman later learned Lee had an apparently compromising photo of her.

She eventually decided to record herself confronting him about the rapes.

Lee now faces a lengthy jail after he was found guilty of a rape charge.

He was remanded in custody and will learn his fate next month.

Lord Arthurson deferred sentencing for reports.