A teenage serial sex attacker who raped four victims and horrifically attacked a fifth with a razor blade has been sentenced to six years’ detention.
Kyle Park was told he was a “high risk” offender who had set out to “humiliate and degrade” victims and showed significant hostility to members of the opposite sex.
The unemployed 18-year-old appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh for sentencing having earlier admitted raping four victims at addresses in Aberdeen, assaulting one of them and assaulting a fifth female to her injury and permanent disfigurement between 2014 and 2018.
Park, who has previously received social work support for emotional, social and behavioural problems, is already serving a 27 month sentence for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.
At the High Court, Lady Wise told him: “You present a high risk in terms of an assessment of likelihood of sexual re-offending.
“It is of particular concern to me that despite your young age you are already serving a period of detention in respect of other sexual offences.”
The judge said that she would have sentenced him to nine years detention for the latest offences but for his plea of guilty, which spared the young victims the further trauma of giving evidence.
She ordered that Park be kept under supervision for a further four years following his release and warned that if he failed to comply with licence conditions during that period he could be returned to custody.
During an earlier appearance, Advocate depute Richard Goddard QC detailed Park’s crimes for the court.
He said the teenager had befriended one of his victims – aged just 13 – on social media before arranging for her to meet him at his home in Aberdeen in July of 2017.
But when she visited, he launched a sex attack on the child, molesting and then raping her.
After the attack, the girl tried to leave, only to be punched in the ribs by her attacker, who told her she was not to inform anyone what had happened.
The court heard Park had already raped two other teenage girls and would go on to subject a fourth victim to a rape ordeal.
His first teenage victim faced repeated assaults at his hands before he raped her.
Mr Goddard said: “She describes feeling ashamed and powerless to push the accused off her.”
The prosecutor added: “The accused apologised, although the complainer was of the view that he did not care.”
Park also raped a “naive” 16-year-old girl in March 2017, continuing with his attack despite being begged to stop, before raping his victim again.
She later confided in her mother and it was after receiving the report of a sexual assault from this victim that police enquiries traced others who had suffered attacks at Park’s hands.
The court was told one final rape was carried out on a 16-year-old girl in March last year during which he punched his victim on the head and body.
That last victim was subjected to a number of physical assaults. During one, he used a leg to restrain her before slicing an inch-long cut through her skin with a razor blade.
Moments earlier, he’d ordered her to self-harm for his own gratification, but been rebuffed.
Then, when he later feared she may have confided in a friend what had happened, he pushed her against a wall and held a knife to her neck.
Defence counsel Craig Findlater said the cutting of the girl’s arm with the razor blade was committed against a background of Park self-harming.
In addition to the prison sentence, Park was also placed on the sex offenders register.
Detective Inspector David Howieson said: “Kyle Park pled guilty to a number of incidents of rape and violent offences against young women.
“He is a persistent predatory offender who caused significant trauma and distress to his victims.
“I would like to commend their bravery in coming forward and reporting the incidents to police.
“My thoughts are with them and their families today. It is my hope that this sentence will help them to move forward with their lives.
“All incidents of this nature reported to us, no matter when they happened, will be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated.”