A teenage rapist who left a schoolgirl crying during a brutal assault in Aberdeenshire has been detained for nearly four years.
The youth, who is now 17, was 15 when he subjected the victim to repeated rapes and to a sexual and physical assault.
Lord Uist told the High Court in Edinburgh that the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had earlier pleaded guilty to two serious sexual offences.
The judge said: “Your crimes have had a severe psychological effect upon your victim.”
The teenager has been put on the sex offenders’ register for an indefinite period and detained for three years and nine months.
The youth earlier admitted raping his victim on various occasions between February and September in 2018 at addresses in Aberdeenshire. He also admitted assaulting her on September 8 that year.
The court heard that the youth had ignored the girl when she told him “no” and went on to have sex with her on occasions.
During the final attack he pushed her down onto a bed and repeatedly punched her on the head.
The victim was crying and screaming but the youth grabbed her by the throat and put his arm around her neck.
Defence counsel David Moggach said his client has since “turned his life around with the help of others”.