Rapist handcuffed victim to bed while she slept then went to play poker

A rapist left a victim handcuffed to a bed – and then went to play poker.

Richard McKillop repeatedly hunted down the woman, who told jurors he never believed he had done anything “wrong”.

The couple had previously met on a dating site before the 57-year-old taxi driver subjected them to harrowing ordeal.

McKillop was found guilty of raping the woman after a trial at Glasgow High Court.

Prosecutors said the attacks took place between 2011 and 2013 at a flat in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

McKillop was also found guilty of raping a second woman at the same address and home in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, between 2016 and 2019.

He was remanded in custody pending sentencing the next month.

The jury heard how the relationship was going well until the first victim noticed a change in McKillop.

This often happened after playing poker.

McKillop had told her that if there was “no sex” then she should “piss off”.

She told the process, “It was his way or no way.”

The woman recalled an incident when she found herself alone in the apartment.

She said: “I woke up one morning handcuffed to the bed. Nobody was in sight.

“When he came back he thought it was funny.”

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The court heard that he had previously left, leaving her to play poker.

The victim did not know exactly what had happened before, but she suspected that she had been raped in her sleep.

The woman justified this by how she had felt when he had previously exploited her.

The trial heard how McKillop, also from Clydebank, had handcuffed the woman at other times.

In his closing statement, prosecutor Alan Mackay said, “This was not role play or consensual sex. It was rape.”

The second victim described how McKillop left her feeling “aw***e.”

They had also previously met online. She was beaten eight times with a belt and only sexually assaulted out of fear of being hit again.

Prosecutor MacKay said the evidence was a “graphic representation and a clear indication” that McKillop did what he wanted.

He also said, “This is a man who cannot and cannot acknowledge what these women have been through.”

McKillop denied the allegations and appeared to insist he was “some kind of victim” as the allegations appeared to have affected his taxi license.

He was on bail at the trial but was remanded in custody by Judge Lady Stacey.

Sentencing was delayed over allegations, and McKillop has since been placed on the sex offender list.


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