At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Ashley Boyne to 8 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of rape in Aberdeen.

On sentencing Lord Uist made the following statement in court:

“You were convicted by the jury of a course of criminal conduct consisting of the repeated rape and indecent assault of two women in Aberdeen. The crimes involving the first woman occurred between 1 July 2001 and 31 March 2002 and those involving the second between 1 January 2005 and 31 August 2008. You employed force and violence to have your way and cared not about the effect of your actions on your victims. What you did to them can properly be described as adult sexual abuse. Since your conviction you have continued to deny your guilt and have shown no remorse.

 You are now 29 years old. You have a good employment record. You have four previous convictions dating from 2001, but none of these is for a sexual offence and you have never previously been sentenced to custody. In fixing the sentence to be imposed on you I have taken into account the contents of the social work report (which do not paint you in a good light), subject to what has been said by Mr Lamb, and all that has been said on your behalf in mitigation.

The sentence which I impose on charges 1, 2, 4 and 5 taken together is 8 years imprisonment, to run from 22 February 2013. As a result of that sentence you now become subject to the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for an indefinite period.”

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