A former Glasgow subway driver has been jailed for five years for raping a teenager after his "confession" was recorded.

Ian Willis sexually assaulted and raped the 18-year-old victim in at a house in Coatbridge in March 2017.

Willis, 43, had initially denied raping the teenager while she was asleep and incapable of consenting and committing other sex acts.

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However, he was later caught when he admitted his crime to his victim during a phone call that was recorded by one of her friends.

The court heard that Willis had been at a St Patrick's Day celebration in his home town and was drunk.

The recording was played to jurors during the trial of Willis.

During it she said to him: "It was rape," to which Willis replied: "I know."

Defence counsel Janice Green said Willis continued to maintain the position he adopted at trial but added: "He recognises that he has been convicted of a grave offence."

She said Willis was a first offender and a total of 22 character references were provided to the court on his behalf.

She said: "I would invite the court to reflect on the fact the references are eloquent of previous good character."

The defence counsel said Willis was assessed as posing a low risk of further sexual offending.

She said: "What is clear is that he has been deeply affected by the devastation he has caused to others, particularly his immediate family."

Lord Turnbull told Willis he took advantage of the teenager's intoxicated condition as she was sleeping.

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He said he recognised that Willis has led a hard-working life as "an upstanding member of the community".

But he added: "However, the fact is you have also engaged in sexual criminal conduct of a serious nature."

Willis was earlier placed on the sex offenders' register.