Teenage rapist from Lanarkshire reported to police by his own mum

A teenage rapist was reported to police by his own mother, a court heard.

Alexander Turner attacked two young girls in Wishaw in 2020 and 2021.

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The 18 year-old’s mum learned in April 2021 what had happened and confronted him.

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Prosecutor Alexander Sutherland told the High Court in Glasgow: “She summoned Turner from his room and told him of what had been said.

“He said nothing had taken place and that he did not see the point in saying anything as he would not be believed.

“She sent him back to his bedroom and called police to report what she had been told.”

Both young victims were later interviewed by officers about their ordeals.

Referring to one of the girls, Mr Sutherland said: “It was clear she found this incident very difficult to discuss.”

The other victim told how Turner had lured her by offering her sweets.

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First offender Turner, of Bellshill, today admitted raping both girls.

He had also been accused of a similar attack on another youngster, but his not guilty plea was accepted.

Jennifer Bain KC, defending, asked for Turner to remain on bail prior to sentencing.

Lord Matthews said: “Given his age – and only because of his age – I am prepared to allow bail pending preparation of a (pre-sentencing) report.

“However, that is no indication of what will happen.”

The case was adjourned until December 2 in Edinburgh.

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