A serial rapist with “blasé attitude to violence” attacked ladies over a 13-year interval.
James Henderson, 45, has been jailed for 14 years after being discovered responsible of raping three ladies and trying to rape a fourth.
Judge Lady Haldane mentioned Henderson’s legal justice social work report made for “dispiriting reading” as he accepted no duty for his behaviour.
Lady Haldane mentioned: “You are recorded as saying that you do not trust women, and to have a blasé attitude to violence.
“You seem to treat violence as acceptable and take into account that no justification is required for resorting to violence.”
Henderson’s assaults occurred in Aberdeen and Dundee between 2008 and 2021.
Lady Haldane mentioned two of the ladies have been raped repeatedly, and “all were, to a greater or lesser extent, vulnerable”.
During Henderson’s trial on the High Court in Edinburgh, one sufferer described the abuse as “just continuous”.
She mentioned: “I do know that he raped me that night time, however then I’d have intercourse with him to maintain him comfortable.
“It was just easier to have sex rather than go through getting beaten again. It was just for my own safety.”
Lady Haldane famous Henderson’s prolonged report of earlier convictions courting again to 2004, together with breaching a sexual offences prevention order.
She mentioned: “Various disposals have been imposed, including imprisonment, but none of these have dissuaded you from further offending.”
Lady Haldane added: “The common theme underpinning your offending is your abuse of alcohol.
“You freely admit that you don’t have any intention of stopping consuming apart from when sobriety is enforced upon you, equivalent to if you end up in custody.
“Your anti-authority stance is reinforced by your drinking and association with likeminded peers when at liberty.”
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Henderson was discovered responsible in November. He was sentenced on Friday and narrowly prevented being assessed for an Order for Lifelong Restriction.
Along with the 14-year jail-term, Henderson can be supervised for an additional 4 years after his launch from jail.
He was additionally added to the intercourse offenders’ register for all times and banned from contacting his victims.
Following the court docket case, Detective Inspector Gordon Patullo mentioned: “Henderson will now have to face the consequences of his actions and I hope this sentence provides some form of comfort for his victims.
“Police Scotland is dedicated to bringing these chargeable for sexual crimes to justice.
“We will continue to work alongside our partners to support victims and ensure offenders are brought to justice.”