November 2020

Leisure centre worker is jailed for seven years for rape

A leisure centre worker who raped a woman in his car was yesterday jailed for seven years.

Vile Sean Patrick, 30, from Paisley, also sexually abused another seven women.

The offences were committed at various addresses in Paisley and Johnstone between June 2013 and August 2018.

At the High Court in Glasgow, Judge Lord Harrower told Patrick that his offences required a substantial sentence.

Lord Harrower also placed Patrick on the Sex Offenders’ Register.

Patrick, who worked as a leisure attendant in Renfrewshire, abducted his victim against her will and then raped her in a car at Candren Road, Paisley, in May 2016.

He then sent her sexual explicit comments between July and August 2016 with the intention of obtaining sexual gratification or humiliating and distressing her.

Patrick admitted giving the woman a lift in his car, but denied raping her.

The court heard that Patrick also sent photographs of a penis to five of his victims.

He also sexually abused and made sexual remarks to his victims.

Patrick placed a vacuum cleaner nozzle against one woman’s buttocks and on another occasion placed his hand between her legs.

With another victim he touched her breasts and pulled at her underwear.

Patrick was also found guilty of detaining a woman against her will at an address in Johnstone in June 2013 and touching her breasts and seizing her buttocks.

Patrick denied all the charges against him.