A serial Fife predator who raped a teenager following a birthday celebration has been jailed for six years.
Daniel Wilson, 20, preyed on his 18-year-old victim at a house in his hometown of Dunfermline in December 2018.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard how the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sleeping at the time of the attack and was unable to consent to having sex.
Wilson also sexually assaulted a 16-year-old in September 2016 and raped another 16-year-old in October 2016.
All attacks took place at locations in Fife.
Wilson denied any wrongdoing.
Jurors returned verdicts of guilty on two charges of rape and one charge of sexual assault. Sentence had been deferred for the court to obtain reports about Wilson’s background
Yesterday, judge Lord Arthurson ordered Wilson to be detained for six years.
He said: “These offences are of considerable gravity and you will appreciate that no sentence other than a substantial custodial one will be appropriate.
“It is plain that while your offences were opportunistic in their nature, they will on any view have had a substantial and lasting impact upon your victims.
“The charges before the court represent a course of extremely concerning sexual criminal conduct engaged in by you.”
Wilson, who had been on bail, wept as he learned of the verdict.
He turned to face members of his family who were also crying in the public benches, where a woman told him “we will keep fighting for you, son”.
Prosecution lawyer Graeme Jessop told jurors how Wilson had been drinking on the occasions he targeted the women.
He said: “The accused was aggressively persistent towards all of them.
“Disinhibited by drink, Daniel Wilson only cared about his own gratification on these occasions.”
The court heard how the woman he raped following the birthday celebration did not want to have sex.
She said she was asleep and woke up to find Wilson on top of her.
The woman had earlier gone to celebrate a birthday with friends and Wilson took her back to his house in Dunfermline. She was so sick she was “hugging” the toilet.
Lord Arthurson told Wilson he would be placed on the sex offenders register for an indefinite period.