June 2013

Paedophile jailed for life after raping a 14-year-old girl at a house party

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GEORGE Taylor raped the teenager as she lay drunk in a bedroom at a house party in Fraserburgh. He was caught after a vigilante stabbed him seven times in revenge for the attack.

A PAEDOPHILE who raped a 14-year-old child while banned from going near young girls was given a lifelong sentence yesterday.

George Taylor, 27, forced himself on the girl as she lay drunk in a bedroom at a house party. He was caught after a vigilante stabbed him seven times in revenge for the attack.

Taylor had a record of child sex attacks and was under a court order barring him from contact with underage girls when he raped the 14-year-old in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, in June 2011.

The girl had been put to bed after getting drunk.

Taylor sneaked into the bedroom, closed the door and put his hand over the girl’s mouth to stop her crying out. He then raped his terrified victim.

A male partygoer opened the bedroom door after the rape and saw Taylor pulling up his trousers.

Taylor claimed he had been checking on the girl. She fled the house, partly dressed and highly distressed, soon after.

Hours later, Taylor was stabbed in the street by Gary Martin, 32, who told him: “You know what you are. You know what you done.”

Martin is now serving eight years for attempted murder

Taylor was already under a strict court ban preventing him from going near young females since 2007 and had already breached the court order.

Police found out about the rape as they investigated the stabbing, and Taylor, a prisoner at Aberdeen, pled guilty yesterday at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Lady Stacey imposed a lifelong restriction order after reading reports which warned there was a high risk Taylor would strike again.

He will serve at least 32 months but will only be freed if the parole board decide it is safe. If released, he will be monitored for life.

Taylor’s counsel, Shahid Latif, said his client had “ borderline intelligence”.

Taylor was ready to take part in rehabilitation programmes and had spared his victim from giving evidence by pleading guilty.

November 2012

Vigilante who stabbed paedophile jailed for eight years

A VIGILANTE who stabbed a paedophile seven times has been jailed for eight years for attempted murder.

Gary Martin carried out the frenzied blade attack on George Taylor the day after he raped a child.

The pair had been staying in the same bed and breakfast on Shore Street in Fraserburgh when the incident happened in June 2011. Taylor was stabbed less than 24 hours after he had carried out a sex attack on a child.

A jury heard how he met Martin in Dennyduff Road, Fraserburgh. An angry Martin said: “You know what you are. You know what you done.” He swung punches at Taylor before the sex offender felt something sharp piercing his back.

Martin appeared for sentencing at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday, and was jailed for eight years. Taylor is still to be sentenced for the rape and is due to return to the dock later this year.

November 2012

Man stabbed paedophile seven times the day after he raped a child

A man who stabbed a paedophile seven times has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Gary Martin carried out the frenzied blade attack on George Taylor the day after he raped a child.

Taylor had admitted and pleaded guilty to raping a child shortly before this incident

The High Court in Livingston heard how the pair had been staying in the same bed and breakfast on Shore Street in Fraserburgh when the June 2011 incident happened.

Taylor was already under a strict court ban preventing him from going near young females since 2007 and had already breached the court order.

The court heard how in June last year the two men met in the street opposite the Elizabethan Bar in Fraserburgh.

Martin, 32, who appeared a bit drunk and ‘agitated’, asked Taylor to return a jacket, which he had borrowed from the accused earlier.

When Taylor handed over the garment, he said Martin put it on a wall then said to him: ‘You know what you are, you know what you done’ and started swinging punches at him.

Both men ended up on the ground, the jury heard.

The court heard Taylor felt ‘shooting pain’ of something sharp going into the bottom right hand side of his back.

Giving evidence Taylor told the court he didn’t feel the pain of six further wounds which followed, but more the shock of something going into his back and hips.

He added Martin was the only other person involved in the fight.

Taylor also told how he fell to the ground and was cut on the face and neck.

But Taylor said he closed his eyes and did not see who inflicted the wounds. He heard one of two women who were with Martin say: ‘You deserve what you get’ and spit on him.

Advocate depute Alastair Carmichael reminded the jury in his closing speech that Mr Taylor had admitted and pleaded guilty to raping a child shortly before this incident.

He said: ‘We’re not here to judge him for what he did, although what he did might have a bearing on what happened.

‘There is a reasonable inference that the accused was out looking for George Taylor because of what happened between Mr Taylor and (the child) earlier.

‘It’s a reasonable inference that he’s out to find George Taylor, he’s ready for a confrontation and he’s gone out on the streets armed with a weapon.’

The jury took just over an hour to return a majority verdict.

Temporary Judge Michael O’Grady told them background reports were required before sentence could be passed.

He added: ‘This is a very serious charge and it’s inevitable that a custodial sentence will follow.’

Martin, whose address was given as St Andrew Drive, Fraserburgh, was remanded in custody and the case was adjourned until November 28 at the High Court in Glasgow.