Tayside and Central Scotland

Policeman convicted of raping woman in Tillicoultry

A policeman has been found guilty of raping a woman he met on a dating website.

Khalid Anwar, 40, from Edinburgh, was found guilty of the attack following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

The 44-year-old victim told a jury she was raped after having consensual sex with Anwar four times that day.

Anwar raped the woman at a property in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, in 2011. He was remanded into custody until sentencing on 23 October.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court that despite having consensual sex with Anwar four times, she had not consented a fifth time.

Text messages

The court also heard about text messages exchanged between the pair after the attack.

One sent by the woman included the words: "I'm annoyed you carried on when I asked you not to..."

Anwar replied that the woman had "enjoyed it, but in a painful way."

As well as the sex attack, Anwar was also convicted of engaging in a course of conduct that left the woman in "fear and alarm".

The court heard he had sent text messages to his victim threatening to pin up naked pictures of her at work and on her street.

Lady Scott deferred sentencing for reports until 23 October.

She told Anwar: "In view of the conviction, it is almost inevitable that you will be receiving a period of imprisonment, so I am not minded to grant bail meantime."

He was also placed on the sex offenders register.

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