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Elgin rapist Joshua Latham jailed for five years

Category: Scotland

Published: 4th Oct 2011 11:38:06

A man who raped a mother in her Moray home and then told his girlfriend he had been a "bad boy" has been jailed.

Joshua Latham was 19 when he attacked the 42-year-old woman in Elgin.

He admitted the rape, which was carried out in May, and was jailed for five years and three months at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Defence counsel David Moggach said sawmill worker Latham, now 20, was "horrified" by his actions which were out of character.

Latham had been drinking before the attack, and went into the woman's home.

He refused to leave, and raped her, with the court hearing the woman was afraid for herself and her young daughter who was in the house.

Judge Lord Matthews said: "Her child was in the house and you raped her.

"People are entitled to feel safe in their homes and this lady certainly does not now."

Latham was placed on the sex offenders register for life, and will also be supervised the three years after his release.

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