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Nine years for 'ruthless' rapist

A man with a history of violence who subjected a young woman to a "prolonged and terrifying" rape ordeal has been jailed for nine years.

The victim was walking home in Aberdeen when she was abducted and raped by William Fraser, described by police as ruthless.

During the attack, Fraser, now 22, threatened to kill his victim and forced her to clean herself with a mop in an attempt to get rid of any forensic evidence.

The violence he subjected her to caused her to pass out for a time and she was left distraught and severely injured.

The judge, Lady Scott, imposed a 13-year extended sentence at the High Court in Aberdeen – a nine-year jail term and a further four years of supervision upon his release.

Fraser, of Aberdeen, was convicted after a trial in November of raping the 22-year-old Polish woman on October 27, 2012.

The court heard that Fraser had pounced on his victim from behind in the early hours.

He pushed her to the ground, struck her repeatedly in the face and beat her with a bicycle chain before she passed out.

When she woke he hit her and sexually assaulted her. He then pulled her to a secluded area where he raped her.

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