Forfar man jailed for nine years for sex attacks in Dundee

Kenneth Jolly Kenneth Jolly was jailed for nine years for raping one prostitute and sexually assaulting three others

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A mechanic who carried out a string of serious sex attacks on women in Dundee has been jailed for nine years.

Kenneth Jolly was found guilty of raping one prostitute and sexually assaulting three others last year.

The 54-year-old had admitted trawling the streets for prostitutes on a regular basis but denied the attacks.

At the High Court in Livingston, Judge Lord Boyd said Jolly's victims were vulnerable women and praised them for coming forward to give evidence.

Lord Boyd also said the 54-year-old would be subject to supervision for a further three years after his release and his name had been put on the sex offenders' register.

Degrading attacks

The trial had heard Jolly, from Forfar, Angus, picked up vulnerable young women on the streets of Dundee and took them to a caravan on the outskirts of the city.

The mechanic subjected the girls to degrading sexual attacks over an eight-month period.

Frances Connor, defending, revealed that Jolly, who is being treated as a suicide risk, had lost everything as a result of his crimes.

She said: "He had a nice house, a good job and a loving family. He recognises that by his actions he's destroyed all of that, and that's something he has to live with."

Jailing Jolly, Lord Boyd said the gravity of the offences meant each one on its own would have merited a trial in the High Court.

He said the offences had required a high degree of planning, yet, despite being found guilt, Jolly still continued to deny his guilt.

Abused women

The judge told him: "You appear to consider that all you were guilty of was going with prostitutes.

"You state that they got what they wanted, but anybody who listened to their evidence would realise that was far from true."

He added: "It's apparent you thought you could pay for sex and do with them what you wished.

"These women didn't consent to that behaviour but you persisted, despite that being clear to you.

"The fact that the victims were prostitutes makes no difference."

The judge said the victims were all vulnerable and, because of their lifestyles, reluctant to go to the police.

He stressed that, although the women were addicted to heroin and working in the sex trade, they were still entitled to the full protection of the law.

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