March 2022

Dangerous rapist jailed

A dangerous sexual predator that raped a teenage boy and a woman has been jailed

Garry Meechan, 27 of Airdrie appeared at the Justiciary Buildings, Glasgow where he was sentenced to seven years imprisonment after pleading guilty to two counts of rape.

Meechan denied the offences and the case went to trial. At the end of the trial, the jury found him guilty. 

The court was told that unemployed Meechan used his weight and sheer force to over-power the two victims who he raped on separate occasions.

The judge told him he was a dangerous sexual predator and placed him on the sex offenders register for life