Ex-soldier who raped EK gran helpless in ‘depraved’ attack behind bars


A former soldier who raped a 77-year-old woman then lied that she offered him money for sex has been sentenced to life.

Scott Forrest, 53, forced the defenseless pensioner home before carrying out the degrading attack on July 17, 2020.

The victim then turned up at a local police station sobbing and bleeding after the crime in East Kilbride.

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Forrest was sentenced today by the High Court in Glasgow.

He had been convicted of rape last September, but the case had been repeatedly adjourned due to a full risk assessment of the sexual assailant.

Judge Graham Buchanan imposed a lifetime restraining order and told Forrest he must serve at least six years and three months behind bars.

On sentencing, he said: “You have been convicted of an offense of shocking depravity against a vulnerable elderly lady.

“You have a bad record of previous convictions of all kinds.

“You will only be released if the Parole Board can be satisfied that public safety will not be endangered by such a route.

“Given your risk, you may never be released.”

Forrest – who appeared via video link – will also be on the sex offender list indefinitely.

Jurors heard how the rapist showed up at the victim’s home and said, “You come with me.

She ended up being held at Forrest’s house, pushed into a chair, and her clothes ripped off.

During the horror attack, Forrest said to the terrified woman, “You love it.”

The victim was finally able to escape and immediately went to the police station.

The woman did not testify at trial.

But, a detective recounted how OAP ended up “crying, shaking and without pantyhose”.

In a heartbreaking statement read to the jury, the victim told police: “I begged him to come home.

“He said ‘okay, but come back tomorrow’. I was really upset when I got home.

“I can’t believe he did this to me. It’s so cruel. I was petrified that he was coming after me.”

After being arrested, the jobless Forrest lied that the pensioner appeared on his doorstep.

Her QC at the time, John Scott, asked her during the trial: “You told the officers you were going to be paid to have sex with the woman. How much did that involve?”

Forrest: “£50”.

He added that the victim offered to make him a bacon bun afterwards.

Forrest was represented by defense QC Fred Mackintosh and the lawyer told the hearing: “He maintains his innocence.”

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