August 2019

Sex fiend back behind bars after battering girlfriend

A man previously jailed for raping a teen is back behind bars after he battered his lover for having make-up on.

Donovan McGowan, 29, waved a hammer at his terrified victim as he told her: “You are lucky you are not a guy.

During the horrific attack at his home in Glasgow, Scotland, he also punched the woman twice and hurled racist abuse at her.

The attack came after McGowan was jailed for five years in 2011 after he tried to rape a 17-year-old girl who came to his aid as he was drunk.

Sheriff Norman Ritchie QC told McGowan: “Your record is simply atrocious and I’m sure you know that.”

McGowan, from Knightswood, has now been locked up for 12 months for this latest incident after admitting to assault and acting in a racially aggravated manner.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how his 35-year-old victim and her friend returned to McGowan’s home after a party in June this year.

Prosecutor Lauren McRobert said: “He shouted at her as she was wearing make up and had her hair done.

“He called her a ‘p*** lover’ as her child is of mixed race. He then said: ‘Go and get your black man’.”

McGowan went on to punched the woman twice.

He stormed out and returned clutching a hammer before making the “lucky” remark.

Police were alerted – but McGowan warned his lover and her friend to be quiet when they turned up at his door.

It was not until the next day officers spoke with the victim.

They noticed bruises on her arms and legs. Police eventually discovered McGowan hiding there.