May 2009

Jail for cage fighting asylum seeker who raped teen girl at party

A CAGE fighter who raped a 17-year-old girl at a party was yesterday jailed for two and a half years.

Russian asylum seeker Edgar Kudzhoyan, 23, pounced on his victim in a bedroom at a flat in Glasgow’s Knightswood. He also indecently assaulted a 14-year-old girl the same night in June 2005.

For that attack, which was filmed on mobile phone cameras, he was given a six-month concurrent sentence.

Kudzhoyan returned to the High Court in Glasgow after being convicted last month of rape and acting in a lewd and libidinous manner.

Passing sentence, judge Lord Turnbull told him: “You lost your moral framework and behaved in a reprehensible fashion, letting down your family.”

Kudzhoyan, of Dennistoun, Glasgow, was also placed on the sex offenders’ list.