Tayside and Central Scotland

Policeman Khalid Anwar jailed for Tillicoultry rape attack

High Court in Edinburgh
Image caption The court heard Khalid Anwar had sent threatening text messages to the victim after the rape

A policeman who raped a woman he met on a dating website has been jailed for four years.

Khalid Anwar, 40, from Edinburgh, raped the woman at a house in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, in 2011.

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

Anwar denied the charge but was convicted of rape at an earlier hearing in September, when he was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

During the trial at the High Court in Glasgow last month, the woman, cannot be named for legal reasons, also described his behaviour after the rape.

Text messages

The court had heard about text messages exchanged between the pair after the incident.

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."

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.

The victim told the court: "There were instances where he would turn up at the house uninvited and stuff and I didn't know how I was going to get rid of him."

State of fear

She also told the court of one occasion when the officer had slapped her when he turned up at her house one morning after she had returned from a night shift.

As well as the sex attack, Anwar was convicted of a breach of the peace charge as he had left his victim in a "state of fear and alarm".

At a hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh, Judge Lady Scott heard how Anwar still maintained he was innocent of any wrong doing before ordering him to be taken into custody.

She added: "The sentence will be one of four years."

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