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Man jailed for raping woman in Ellon

Kristopher Mayo Image copyright Ciaran Donnelly

A man found guilty of raping a woman in an Aberdeenshire town has been jailed for five years.

First offender Kristopher Mayo, 31, denied carrying out the attack at a house in Ellon in February last year.

The High Court in Edinburgh had been shown photos of injuries the 33-year-old victim took herself after the attack. A jury convicted him by a majority.

Lady Scott said: "This was a lengthy ordeal for your frightened victim."

Prison inevitable

The judge told Mayo he had raped the woman despite her rejecting his sexual advances and sobbing with distress.

Lady Scott said she took into account that Mayo was a first offender and was not considered to present a risk of serious harm at this time.

Defence counsel Michael Anderson said: "I recognise, as does the accused, that a sentence of imprisonment is inevitable for the offence of which he was convicted."

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