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Lifelong restriction for serial rapist Jamie Rudling

A man who raped two women - one of them while he was on probation for grooming two teenage girls - has been handed a lifelong restriction order.

Jamie Rudling, 28, from Dunoon, repeatedly raped one victim, between 2003 and 2011, at an address in Argyll.

He also raped a 22-year-old woman while she was asleep, in Argyll in 2014.

At the High Court in Glasgow, Rudling was jailed for a minimum of three years and six months and told he may never be judged safe enough to be released.

Passing sentence, judge Judge Lady Carmichael told Rudling: "I am satisfied that the nature and circumstances of the offences of which you have been found guilty on the present indictment are part of a pattern of behaviour such as to demonstrate that there is a likelihood that if you were at liberty you would seriously endanger the psychological well-being of members of public at large."

The judge added: "Having regard in particular to your sexual offending while subject to supervision and subject to an extended sentence which was itself intended to protect the public, I take the view that the protection of the public now requires the imposition of an order for lifelong restriction."

Rudling was given three years probation in March 2010 after being convicted of attempting to rape a sleeping woman.

He was also jailed for 28 months at Ayr Sheriff Court in November 2011 and placed under supervision for two years after he persuaded two teenage girls to expose themselves on a webcam.

He also arranged to meet one for sex at Braehead Shopping Centre in Renfrewshire.

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