May 2023: Has now been caught

April 2023

Cops still hunting for rapist who vanished after court found him guilty of sex attack on girl

Police have issued a wanted appeal for a fugitive rapist and paedophile – SIX WEEKS after he went on the run.

David McCue, 40 – also known as David Ross – was found guilty of abusing a girl aged seven and an adult female in his absence in March after a trial at the High Court in Glasgow

A warrant was issued for his immediate arrest by the judge but there was no public appeal or warning made by cops about the fiend – who is from Springboig, Glasgow.

The Scottish Sun contacted Police Scotland on Thursday to highlight concerns and just hours later officers decided to publish an appeal urging McCue, also known as David Ross, to hand himself in – and telling the public not to approach him.

Police have targeted the properties of McCue’s mother, father and brother in the east end of Glasgow and Cumbernauld looking for him.

It comes two days after we revealed police had asked the public to try to find a missing man – but failed to say he was a rapist.

McCue was convicted of repeated attacks on a woman in Glasgow including while she was asleep.

The 41 year-old was further guilty of sexually assaulting a girl aged between 7 and 13.

The charges spanned between 2010 and 2018.

McCue had initially been in the dock for the trial at the High Court in Glasgow, but went AWOL as the case entered its latter stages.

He was not present when jurors returned guilty verdicts to four charges

McCue also has to be present to be formally put on the sex offenders list as a result of his conviction.

Judge Olga Pastportnikow recalled the case days later in the hope he had been found.

But, prosecutor Paul Kearney KC told that hearing at the time: “The long and short of it is that he still at large.

“Various addresses have been checked and excluded. Entry has been forced at two addresses without success.

“The efforts (to find McCue) remain ongoing.”