An oil and gas engineer has been jailed for raping an 18-year-old student in Aberdeen.
Kufre Uwem held the woman against her will at his flat, removed her clothing and raped her.
The 34-year-old subsea project engineer was also convicted of intending to rape a second woman in her own flat.
The offences took place on October 18, 2012 and October 30, 2016.
Uwem, who was staying in the Stoneywood area of the city, continues to protest his innocence.
But at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday, judge Lord Arthurson jailed him for seven years.
He said: “This was a course of violent and predatory sexual offending, notwithstanding the four years between the two offences.”
The court heard that Uwem’s first victim was a first year student who Uwen mety by chance and invited her to his flat.
Once there he raped her.
In a victim impact statement read out to the court, the victim said that the rape had “a monumental impact on her life.”
Uwem’s second victim was attacked in her own home. Uwem restrained her, removed her lower clothing with intent to rape her.
He stood with his head bowed as Lord Arthurson told him: “The consequences are truly catastrophic for you.”
Uwem, who has an MSc in pipe engineering, was also placed on the sex offenders’ register.