A man is to stand trial charged with abducting and raping a young woman at knifepoint in Johnstone.

Sean Moynihan faced the accusation at the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday (29th January).

Moynihan allegedly carried out the sex attack on an 18-year-old woman on a Johnstone cycle path on 2nd October 2014.

The 30-year-old also faces two other accusations of assaulting teenage girls at cycle paths in Paisley.

The rape charge claims Moynihan abducted his victim, detained her and told her to be quiet near to Morrisons Supermarket at Napier Street.

It’s claimed he repeatedly presented a knife at the woman, asked for money before searching her bag.

Prosecutors also claim Moynihan made her take off her clothes, ordered she switch off her mobile phone before eventually raping her.

Moynihan faces an earlier accusation that on 10th July 2014 year he assaulted a 14-year-old girl with intent to rob at  a cycle track near to Maxwellton Street, Paisley.

Also on 27th August 2014, he is accused of assaulting another 14-year-old girl at the cycle track near Craw Road.

Moynihan denied the charges and the trail was set by Judge Lord Burns to begin in June.