Multiple rapist Duncan Brown jailed for 10 years

A man who was convicted of raping three women has been jailed for 10 years.

Duncan Brown, 49, was found guilty of three charges of rape and five assault charges at addresses in Kilmarnock, Glasgow, Sanquhar and Dumfries.

The offences occurred between June 1996 and June 2012.

Brown, who has 30 previous convictions, was caught by a domestic abuse task force. He will be monitored on release for four years and was placed on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.

Sentencing him at the High Court in Edinburgh, temporary judge Kenneth Maciver said: "The rapes were multiple and repeated over the years and involved three different women."

'Scurrilous accusation'

"This case came to light as a result of the Domestic Abuse Task Force going back over the years and involving your previous conduct," the judge said.

He told Brown that he had shown absolutely no respect for the females involved and that he had to ensure the public and vulnerable women in particular that they would be safe from serious harm.

Referring to Brown's "total denial" of the charges, judge Maciver, commented: "You said you had done nothing wrong and these women were in some way prompted by the police.

"That is a scurrilous accusation to make. Until you accept that, you are in danger of committing further offences. You should think very carefully about your attitude during your time in custody."

Brown appeared from custody following his earlier conviction following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

One of the assault to injury charges he was convicted of related to a boy.

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