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Rapist filmed sex attack of Aberdeen woman on his mobile phone

Peter Renton appeared at the High Court in Glasgow
Peter Renton appeared at the High Court in Glasgow

A rapist filmed his attack on an Aberdeen woman and told her: “If you fight back, you will make it worse for you.”

Landscape gardener Peter Renton preyed on his two victims between April 2019 and June 2021 at addresses in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Musselburgh.

He now faces a lengthy jail term after he appeared today at the High Court in Glasgow and pleaded guilty to three assault and rape charges.

Prosecutor David Dickson told how Renton, 39, met the first victim in mid-2018.

The court heard of four attacks involving her at his home in Musselburgh and her own in Aberdeen.

Describing the first, Mr Dickson said: “She tried to scream and plead. She was scared that she would suffocate. Renton told her to: ‘shut the f*** up’.”

He also told her: “You have just been raped. You were about to cry there, weren’t you?”

Attack caught on mobile phone

During another he threatened to “batter” a young relative of the woman if she did not agree to his sick demands.

Towards late 2019, Renton struck again and stated: “If you fight back, you will make it worse for you.”

In May 2020, jealous Renton became aware the woman had been in touch with another man.

He initially punched her at the flat in Musselburgh then ordered her into the bedroom.

Renton grabbed her phone and used the mobile to film himself raping the sobbing victim.

Mr Dickson: “In the video she can be seen crying and very distressed.”

She bravely went to police in June 2020, but Renton moved on to another woman he had met on Facebook.

Renton’s second victim

This victim also then suffered at his violent hands at her home in Broomhouse, Edinburgh.

Renton branded the woman his “b***h”.

She later told police: “He would just have sex regardless of what I said. I just accepted it as one of those things.”

The woman also recalled Renton “laughing” at her as if it was a “joke”.

Renton was held by police in July 2021 after a probe into the abuse.

Lady Scott deferred sentencing for reports until March 9 in Inverness. He was remanded in custody.

The judge said she is also considering non-harassment orders being imposed banning Renton from contacting the victims.

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