A sex attacker who molested a woman after threatening to kill himself is facing a lengthy prison sentence.
Oil worker Alan Clark, 30, told his victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, that she was going to watch him slash his wrists.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard yesterday that Clark locked the door of the woman’s home in Aberdeen on November 6, 2014 and prevented her from leaving.
He then took her mobile phone and pulled the telephone out of the socket, before hitting her and carrying out a sickening attack on her.
The story emerged following a week-long trial at the high court in which Clark, a prisoner of HMP Grampian, was found guilty of sexual assault.
A jury returned their verdict after spending a day deliberating the evidence they had heard during proceedings.
Judge Lord Kinclaven said he was deferring sentence so he could obtain a social background report and risk assessment, and told Clark to expect a prison sentence.
The trial at the High Court in Edinburgh began last week.
Clark originally faced a rape charge, but the jury concluded there was not enough evidence to convict him.
Following yesterday’s decision to find him guilty of sexual assault, prosecution lawyer Lisa Gillespie told Lord Kinclaven Clark had a previous high court conviction for assault.
As Clark was being led to the cells to begin his period on remand, a member of his family shouted: “We love you Alan.”
He will be sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow on July 7.