A MAN who raped a sleeping woman was jailed for five years today and told by a judge “you should be ashamed of your behaviour.”

Lee McLintock, 32, from Lanark, was convicted after trial of raping the 24-year-old woman while she was asleep, under the influence of alcohol and incapable of giving consent.

The rape took place at a house in Lanark on January 27, 2018.

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At trial McLintock, a dad-of-two claimed that the sex was consensual and defence counsel Emma Toner said: “His position is that it was consensual sex. He respects the decision of the jury, but says he is innocent.”

At the High Court in Glasgow judge Lord Mulholland told McLintock: “You have been convicted of raping a young woman. You removed her clothing while she was asleep and unconscious.

“Her distress at what happened was evident when she gave evidence. You should be ashamed of your behaviour.

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“You tried to cover up your crime. First you denied it, then said you couldn't remember and then said it was consensual.

“The jury saw through your lies and you will now pay the price for your disgraceful conduct that night.”

McLintock was placed on the sex offenders' register.

He was not in court for sentencing but appeared on a video link from prison.