George Knight: Sex fiend caged for rape of woman witnessed by young girl

A sex fiend from East Renfrewshire whose rape of a woman was witnessed by a young girl has been jailed for five years.

George Knight, 39, pounced on his victim at a house in Carluke, Lanarkshire, in March 2018.

He had denied the crime during a trial at the High Court in Glasgow but was convicted and returned to the dock today to be sentenced.

Lord Mulholland told Knight he had to address a number of issues, including anger management.

The judge added: “The rape of a woman is an appalling attack. It has had a profound effect on her and you used violence to perpetrate the rape.

“You refused to listen to her as she said ‘no’ and you carried on regardless.

“This was witnessed by a girl. Your account (for what happened) was incredible. I found it incredible and so did the jury.”

Lord Mulholland also imposed a non-harassment order banning Knight, of Giffnock, from contacting or approaching his victim for the next 15 years.