A former farmworker from Fife who raped three women during a catalogue of violence and abuse has been jailed for a total of 45 months.
Luke Bertorelli was convicted of a total of 11 charges, including three rapes.
The crimes were committed between March 2017 and February last year at addresses in Dunfermline, High Valleyfield, Blairgowrie and Edinburgh.
The 23-year-old was sentenced at the High Court in Lanark last week.
He was sentenced to between five and 45 months for each offence but they will run concurrently.
His sentence runs from March 17 2021, when he was first remanded.
Told victim he ‘deserved’ sex
The High Court in Edinburgh previously heard one woman woke up to find Bertorelli having sex with her.
After she shouted “no” at him, he told her he “deserved it”.
He also photographed his sexual abuse of a drunk victim who was left feeling sick after she discovered the picture on his mobile phone.
The rapist contacted one of his victims after he discovered two of the women had spoken to police and told her: “If they come asking you questions, don’t say a f***ing word. I’ll pay you.”
Bertorelli, formerly of Grange Road, Dunfermline, also admitted charges of sexual assault, assault and abusive behaviour.
Followed woman to police station
The court heard Bertorelli raped his first victim after she told him to stop, pinning her with his arm.
He subjected a second woman to verbal abuse and followed her in his car, stopping only when he realised she was going to Dunfermline police station.
He bombarded her with phone calls, damaged her car and cut up her clothes.
The court heard the third woman was also subjected to verbal abuse by Bertorelli.
She found a photograph on his phone of her asleep, with fluid on her face and t-shirt and he told her he had sexually attacked and degraded her.
Bertorelli was placed on the Sex Offenders Register.