Renfrew is a town in Scotland about 20 km west of Glasgow. This is the second story today from the High Court in Glasgow.
The High Court in Glasgow, Scotland, heard that the terrified woman tried to flee on two occasions but was chased by Hyslop and forced back into the van.
|High Court of the Judiciary - Glasgow|
Unfortunately, this BBC piece does not include what charges he was convicted of. It would be nice to know the charges and sentencing for each. Was he convicted and sentenced for abduction? for threatening?
After 8 years he will be out, still a young man and still very dangerous. We know from the previous story that ankle bracelets don't stop a rapist so the 2.5 years on monitoring will be just as dangerous as the next 40 years. If he is still likely to re-offend when he is released, someone else is going to be hurt. The courts must find a way to protect society from these predators.
|Old photo of Renfrew|
Lady Wolffe told Hyslop: "These are very serious matters, indeed, you behaved in a predatory and calculated manner.
"You subjected the complainer to a long and terrifying ordeal. She was taken to remote places by you and for a number of hours you subjected her to threats as you drove her about.
"When she managed to escape you chased her and secured her return and proceeded to rape her."
The judge continued: "The complainer was visibly quaking and distressed in the witness box. This was an utterly terrifying ordeal. She did not know whether she was going to live or die."
|Craig Hyslop in denial|
The court heard that on two occasions the woman tried to flee - once when Hyslop's van was parked in Old Greenock Road and also when it was stopped at Bishopton Cemetery.
On both occasions he caught her and forced her back into the van.
The court was also told that Hyslop had been assessed as being at a high risk of re-offending.
The 22-year-old, who is a prisoner in Barlinnie, continues to deny raping the woman and has expressed no remorse for his actions.
Lady Wolffe added: "This vulnerable young woman feared for her life. Such conduct is not acceptable in modern society."