A loner who plied a teenage girl with vodka then raped her has been jailed for eight years.
Depraved Vytautas Melinauskas tried to blame his 13-year-old victim for the attack in his Moray home and told a court she had led him on.
But a jury rejected his claim and also convicted him of committing a sex act with another teenager.
He faced being deported at the end of his prison term.
At the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday, judge Lord Burns told Lithuanian Melinauskas it was clear the rape had affected the girl very badly.
During his trial jurors heard the 43-year-old bought drink at a local shop then invited the girls, aged 13 and 15, back to his New Elgin home.
The judge said: “Then you proceeded to rape one girl and engage in sexual activity with the other, knowing both of them were very drunk and knowing their ages.
“It must have been quite clear to you that they were quite incapable of making any decision, yet you maintained, and still maintain, that they were the instigators of these events.”
Lord Burns said a background report concluded that Melinauskas posed “some considerable degree of risk”.
This would normally have led him to impose an order keeping Melinauskas under supervision after his release.
The judge said the only reason he would not do so was because Melinauskas would be deported at the end of his jail term – but he will remain on the sex offenders’ register for life.
In court yesterday, his counsel, advocate Bill Adam, described Melinauskas, as “a rather lonely man” who sometimes drank to excess.
He had been living and working in Scotland for some years.
The offences happened in September 2012.
Mr Adam said: “He is genuinely sorry for the girls and for the distress that he has caused.
“He knows he was the adult. They were the children. He should have known better as far as the alcohol and everything else which followed was concerned.”
Melinauskas, of 7 Langstane Place, New Elgin, was found guilty of breaching licensing regulations by buying alcohol on behalf of a child or young person.
He was also found guilty of raping the 13-year-old while she was incapable of giving or withholding consent due to the effects of alcohol.
Melinauskas was also found guilty of engaging in sexual activity with the older girl, but the jury deleted an allegation that she had been asleep because of the effects of drink.