A former Oban teenager has been convicted of raping two 16-year-old girls.
Cameron Kerr, now 19, faces a lengthy spell behind bars after being found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow.
He attacked two 16-year-olds on dates in 2017 and 2018 at two different addresses in Argyll.
Kerr, of Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, was further guilty of assaulting the pair.
He had denied the allegations.
Lewis Kennedy, defending, had asked for Kerr not to be remanded pending sentencing.
But judge Lord Beckett said: “I appreciate you have no previous convictions.
“I appreciate you are young and younger still at the time.
“But, these are very serious crimes. I am not prepared to continue bail.”
Kerr will be sentenced on March 10 in Edinburgh.
He waved to a sobbing woman as he was lead to the cells.
A group – thought to be linked to the victims – also cried and hugged one another in the courtroom following the verdicts.
In a joint statement, the families of the two girls said they were proud of their “brave” daughters and hoped that their actions have prevented the same thing happening to other girls.
They also paid tribute to the police and Rape Crisis Scotland for all the help and support they received during the ordeal.
The statement said: “It has been an extremely long and difficult journey for our girls to get to this point and their suffering continued on being forced to give evidence in court.
“We are satisfied with the verdicts and that Mr Kerr was found guilty of all the very serious charges laid before him.
“We are extraordinarily proud of our girls for the strength and bravery they have shown over the last two years. It is our hope that their brave actions have prevented further harm coming to others. We are deeply indebted to Police Scotland for their professionalism and to Rape Crisis Scotland for their support.”