A teenager has been jailed after subjecting a woman to a terrifying rape ordeal in Methil.
The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for the attack, during which he raped a 20-year-old victim at knifepoint.
Appearing for sentencing at the High Court in Glasgow, the teenager was told he would be put on the sex offenders register for life.
The offence happened on an area of wasteland close to Laird Avenue on January 29 last year, when the attacker was just 14 years old.
An investigation was launched by detectives from Fife’s Public Protection Unit which resulted in the boy being arrested and charged.
He tendered a guilty plea when he appeared in court in February.
Detective Inspector Kelly McEwan, who was the senior investigating officer for the case, said: “This was a complex investigation and involved a number of officers, specialists and partners, along with the support of the local community in Methil.
“This has been a truly horrendous and traumatising incident and will no doubt have lasting effects on the victim but I would like to thank her for assisting with our enquiries and the courage and dignity she has shown throughout.
“We are committed to keeping Fife a safe place and will always treat reports of sexual offences with the upmost professionalism. Victims will be supported and offences will be thoroughly investigated in an effort to bring perpetrators to justice.”