Police warn ‘lock doors’ after woman’s two-hour sex ordeal at knifepoint in her own home

POLICE have warned residents to lock their doors and be on their guard after a man held a woman prisoner at knife point in her own home  during a horrific two hour sex attack in West Lothian.

Detectives say the 39-year-old victim has been left “seriously traumatised” by the incident that happened around 5am on Saturday in the Deans area of Livingston.

They said the assailant, described as being around 6ft tall with short dark hair and “chunky” sideburns, may have first tried to get into other homes, even ringing doorbells to do so.

Eventually he gained access to the victim’s home in Oakwood Park through what Lothian and Borders Police described as an unsecured door.

He threatened the woman and others in the house before sexually assaulting her, only fleeing at around 7am.

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Man charged with sick sex attack

By Cara Sulieman

A MAN has appeared in court charged with a sick sex attack when he tied up and molested his victim.

Michael Leneghan faces a charge of sexual assault to injury for the incident that is alleged to have taken place on November 11, 2009.

Today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, the 60-year-old pled not guilty before Sheriff Mhairi Stephen.

He is accused of binding his victim’s hands with a cord and handcuffs before sexually assaulting her.

Leneghan is due to go on trial for the attack next month.

Schoolboy flashed women before pulling down their leggings

By Cara Sulieman

A SICK schoolboy flashed at two women in their 20s – before trying to pull down one of their leggings.

Mohammad Sohaib, 16, started following the girls as they walked down Gordon Street in Edinburgh before grabbing one of them on the bum and asking her “why do people not like to have sex in this country?”

The teenager then exposed himself to both women before trying to pull down the leggings of the other girl.

Today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Sohaib pled guilty to two charges of assault and one of public indecency on February 15 this year.

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Elderly man denies lewd and libidinous charge

William Tarrel leaves Edinburgh Sheriff Court after his appearance

By Cara Sulieman

AN ELDERLY man has appeared in court charged with touching up two young girls over a five year period.

William Tarrel, 77, pled not guilty to two charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous behaviour towards the two underage girls at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

He is accused of touching the private parts of one child over her clothing on two occasions between November 2001 and November 2006.

She was aged between just four and nine years old at the time of the alleged incidents.

Tarrel is also charged with stripping the other girl before touching her private parts and asking her to touch his on various occasions between May 2003 and November 2006.

She was aged between seven and 10 at the time.

The girls cannot be named for legal reasons.

Tarrel’s defence agent, Matthew Auchincloss, told the court that his client had an “horrendous” infection, the treatment for which gave him fits of temporary delusion and asked that the trial be postponed.

Sheriff Derrick MacIntyre agreed and Tarrel will go on trial in December after undergoing medical assessment.

Double sex attacks spark police hunt in Glenrothes

By Shaun Milne

DETECTIVES are hunting a tubby sex attacker who pounced on a 15-year-old girl after stalking her through woods.

She had been walking near the Anima nightclub in Church Street in the Pitteuchar area of Glenrothes around 10pm on Monday when she realised she was being followed.

He stalked her through a public path on Warout Woods before grabbing her as they approached Craigievar Drive where she was sexually assaulted.

Despite her ordeal, she described him as being tubby, in his 30s, clean shaven and wearing a white t-shirt with writing on it. Continue reading

Schoolgirl chlamydia increase blamed on cancer jab

By Martin Graham

CHLAMYDIA is on the rise among Scottish schoolgirls, and the increase has been blamed on a new jab to prevent cervical cancer.

Figures released by the NHS show that cases of the sexually transmitted disease in girls under 15 have risen by over a third, with doctors treating almost two new cases of the infection every week, mostly girls who fall within the age group offered the jab.

The trend matches the timing of the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) jab for all girls aged between 12 and 17 in September 2008.

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Police hunt Fife flasher

By Cara Sulieman

POLICE are hunting a flasher after he exposed himself to two women out walking their dog.

The sex pest struck just early this morning when he exposed himself in Dunfermline, Fife.

Two women – one aged 25 and the other 45 – were walking through the park between Harris Park and Queensferry Road at quarter past midnight when the man approached them.

After revealing himself to the walkers, he ran off towards the Pitcorthie area of the town.

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