Glasgow & West Scotland

Jason Graham jailed for house break-in rape in Glasgow

A man who forced his way in a 61-year-old woman's home before raping her has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

Jason Graham, 23, admitted attacking the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in Possilpark, Glasgow, on 31 May last year.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how Graham knocked on the woman's door and asked for a cigarette.

When she told him to go away he barged his his way inside and physically attacked her before raping her.

Jailing him, judge Lord Turnbull told Graham that if it was not for his early guilty plea he would have jailed him for 10 years.

'Extreme depravity'

The judge said: "You have pleaded guilty to a very violent attack perpetrated with extreme depravity against a mature woman in what should have been the safety of her own home."

The court heard that Graham, from the nearby Ruchill area, grabbed the woman in her living room and made a sexual demand.

The 23-year-old then shouted at her to get on the floor.

When she refused he began punching her before dragging her into her bedroom.

Graham threatened to kill the woman and punched her when she tried to scream for help.

The victim was terrified and told him she only had £10 and was over 50, but he ignored her pleas and raped her.

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