A brutal double rapist, who left one traumatised victim in Inverness with 33 injuries including broken teeth, is to be assessed to see if he has a personality disorder.
The High Court in Glasgow heard that 33-year-old Andrew Peters, who is currently detained at the State Hospital on an interim compulsion order, requires further treatment and investigation before he can be sentenced.
Judge Lord Uist said: “This will have to come to a conclusion in due course.”
He continued the case until January 23 next year and ordered a psychological report to be prepared to see if Peters is suffering from a personality disorder and whether this had an effect on his offending report. That will be carried out by consultant psychologist Dr Natasha Purcell, and will also see if Peters would be a suitable candidate to undertake a sex offender treatment programme.
Defence QC Donald Findlay said: “It would appear the medical view is that he requires further treatment and investigation.”
In evidence at Peters’ trial at the High Court in Edinburgh, the 48-year-old occupational therapist described how he inflicted 33 injuries on the woman during a ten-hour ordeal after he lured her to his Inverness home
Peters was unanimously found guilty of the rape at the High court in Edinburgh. He was also convicted of raping a 27-year-old care worker. Both attacks were carried out at his then home in Craigard Place, Inverness.
Peters claimed the sex was consensual. Lord Uist ordered Peters to continue to be held in the State Hospital.