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Teen beast sobs as he’s found guilty of raping 3 girls and told one ‘it’s meant to hurt’

Liam Hughes

Liam Hughes was jailed for the span of crimes (Picture: Central Scotland Information Company)

A teenage rapist cried and stated he was going to be sick within the dock after he was on younger ladies.

Liam Hughes raped three schoolgirls in Grangemouth and Fallkirk, Stirlingshire, in a sequence of assaults, telling one “it is meant to harm”.

Hughes, 18, was on Thursday for a sequence of separate crimes which he carried out over an 18-month interval when he was aged 15 and 16.

Two of his victims have been additionally 15 – the opposite nonetheless solely 14. A fourth woman, additionally aged 15, was sexually assaulted by Hughes.

A trial heard Hughes “compelled himself” on his youngest sufferer at a park in October 2020, then raped one of many different ladies in a woodland in Might 2021.


The second assault, the court docket heard, was initially consensual earlier than the woman advised Hughes to cease as there was a rock beneath her, to which he replied “it is meant to harm”.

A month later the identical woman wakened at a celebration to search out her underwear had been pulled down and Hughes had raped her whereas she was asleep. He went on to rape her orally as nicely.

Hughes was arrested shortly after and bailed, however went on to rape one other 15-year-old woman 9 months later in woods close to a major faculty in the identical city.

The woman gave a graphic account of her assault, describing how there had been “plenty of blood” and he or she was left in “plenty of ache”.

Hughes had claimed the victims had “gotten collectively and made up tales”, however a jury didn’t consider him as they discovered him responsible on the excessive court docket in Stirling following two days of deliberation.

Because the verdicts have been delivered, he started dry-heaving saying he was going to vomit, earlier than weeping uncontrollably as he was remanded into custody. His mom, seated within the public gallery, additionally sobbed.

Costs that he raped two extra ladies, one aged 14, the opposite the day after her sixteenth birthday, have been discovered not confirmed, and Hughes was discovered not responsible of sexually assaulting a sixth woman, a 14-year-old. The electrician had beforehand advised the court docket: “They will say it, however I’ve by no means executed any of it.”

Decide Lord Younger remanded him in custody for background reviews. He advised him: “You have been convicted by the jury of prices of rape and sexual assault. I am not going to grant bail – the offences are too severe for that.” He was positioned on the intercourse offenders’ register and will probably be sentenced on the excessive court docket in Glasgow on November 21.

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