September 2022

Rapist grins as hes led to the cells

A rapist smiled arrogantly as he was escorted out of court to start a six and a half year prison sentence

Brian Loughlin appeared at the high Court in Glasgow to be sentenced by a judge who told him: ‘The offences are the most serious involving abusive sexual offending of the worse possible type.’

The court was told that Loughlin raped the female victim on two separate occasions in a flat in Dunoon in Argyll. 

He also held a knife to the terrified victims throat and tore a necklace off her neck. 

Loughlin, 46 had previously viciously attacked a different woman 

Although Loughlin denied the offences, the jury found him guilty on four charges; two of rape, one breach of the peace and another of assault to injury.

After the judge handed him his sentence, Loughlin turned to the public gallery and smiled as he was taken from the court to begin his journey to prison

August 2022

Dunoon man guilty of rapes

A Dunoon man is facing a lengthy jail sentence after being found guilty of two counts of rape following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

Brian Loughlin of Dunoon appeared in court accused of 13 offences.

The drawn-out hearing, which was heard as a floating trial over a number of weeks, concluded on Friday (July 29), with a jury finding Mr Loughlin guilty on four charges; two of rape, one breach of the peace and another of assault to injury.

Mr Loughlin was remanded in custody immediately following the verdict.

The 46-year-old was placed on the sex offenders register and a notification was made to the Scottish Ministers in terms of section 14 of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

He is expected to be sentenced at the High Court in Paisley on September 7.