Jail for Mohamed Ben El Hassan who attacked two women
A nursing assistant has been jailed for nine years for raping a woman in a hotel room and kicking out another victim's teeth in a separate attack.
Mohamed Ben El Hassan, 35, assaulted and raped the woman after meeting her in a Dunfermline club.
El Hassan had denied assaulting and raping his victim on 1 January, 2011, at the Travel Lodge.
He had also denied causing severe injury and disfigurement to Katherine Shade on 8 August, 2010 in Dunfermline.
On Wednesday Lord Brailsford told Mohamed Ben El Hassan, from Dunfermline, that he showed "little if any empathy or insight for the victims of these crimes".
Lord Brailsford jailed him for three years for the serious assault and a further six years for the rape.
End Quote John Keenan Defence solicitor advocate
He [Mohamed Ben El Hassan] denies and continues to deny the charges”
Despite being found guilty of the two crimes, the High Court in Edinburgh heard El Hassan still maintained his innocence of the crimes.
Defence solicitor advocate John Keenan said: "The accused gave evidence. He denies and continues to deny the charges."
Mr Keenan explained that his client had arrived from Morocco in 2001 and for a significant number of years had worked with people with challenging behaviour.
El Hassan assaulted the rape victim after inviting her and her sister to a party when he met them at a nightclub in Dunfermline, in Fife.
The accused told the mother-of-three that he was from Morocco and showed photos of his son before launching the attack after her sister went to a bathroom.
The earlier assault on Ms Shade happened as she walked along Tansy Grove in Dunfermline following a night out with friends.
The 24-year-old English teacher said El Hassan came from behind her and knocked her to the ground.
She told the court: "As soon as I was on the ground I got this blow to the face. I got a kick in the face."
Ms Shade lost three teeth in the attack and had to undergo implant surgery.
Det Ch Insp David McLaren, of Fife Constabulary, said: "These women were subjected to horrific and violent attacks by El Hassan.
"I wish to pay tribute to the bravery of these women in coming forward and giving evidence which led to these convictions.
"I also wish to thank the families of both women who have supported the police investigation at all times.
"El Hassan presents a real threat to women and Fife Constabulary welcomes the fact that he will spend a significant period of time behind bars."