A violent sex attacker who struck while on five bail orders has been locked up for four and a half years.

Kieran Gemmel raped a 14 year-old girl at a property in Johnstone on 6th March 2022.

The ordeal involved him choking and biting the teenager as well as restraining her.

The 20 year-old pounced having earlier assaulted another 14 year-old girl with intent to rape, also in Johnstone, on 22nd January 2022.

Jurors concluded this attack included Gemmell groping, biting and scratching the teenager.

Gemmel was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow having earlier been convicted of the crimes.

It emerged he was on five different bail orders at the time from 2020 and 2021.

Gemmel was sentenced to four and a half years for the rape with a concurrent two years for the other attack.

He was also put on the sex offenders list.

By Grant McCabe

Renfrewshire News Court Reporter

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