Woman woke up to find babyfaced attacker branded ‘dangerous predator’ raping her

The victim of a ‘dangerous predator’ who raped her as she slept has spoken out against her former friend, as he is pictured for the first time since being jailed.

Peter Muir was jailed in December at the High Court in Edinburgh but can only be pictured now after outstanding court action for other offences concluded.

Muir, 23, was found guilty of raping two young girls and having unlawful sex with a third. He was handed a five year custodial term with an additional two years on licence.

One of his victims, who was napping in his bed when he raped her, told the Daily Record that the June 2016 attack turned her life upside down.

She was just 16 years old at the time and ended up attempting to take her own life as a result of the trauma she suffered at the hands of the sex beast.

The woman, now 22, who has asked not to be named, found the strength to reveal her ordeal to a psychiatrist who urged her to report the matter to the police.

She is now calling for other victims of sex crimes not to stay silent and fears Muir may have attacked more girls who have yet to come forward.

The woman said that she and Muir met at school in East Renfrewshire. Of the day she was attacked, she added: "It was a school day but I had skipped it that day to go to his house to watch football.

"He was drinking a bit but I wasn’t. I started feeling really tired and he told me I could go for a sleep in his bedroom.

“But when I woke up, he was raping me. I told him to stop but he wouldn’t and it just continued for quite a while.

“When it was over, we went back downstairs but by that time, the school day wasn’t finished yet so I couldn’t go home and just had to sit there."

She said she only told her then-boyfriend but he was powerless to help as he was on holiday at the time.

“I started going downhill from there and got really depressed. In 2018, I ended up in a mental hospital because I had tried to kill myself.

“I started talking to a psychiatrist about what had happened and that I was sure there were other girls involved and she suggested I go to the police.

“He’s a dangerous predator who preys on young girls. He messaged me afterwards and asked to meet me but I said no, why would I ever want to see him ever again after he had raped me?

“He started saying he was sorry but when I told him I was going to go to the police, he begged me not to tell them. These messages were used in court but he tried to say they were just about a kiss when obviously that wasn’t the case.

“When I found out that he had been found guilty, I just felt so happy and relieved that he was now away in prison and he can’t hurt anyone else.

“He’s on the sex offenders register for life so that’s not going to go away.”

During sentencing, Muir was found to be at risk of reoffending and was told he had an ‘attitude of sexual entitlement’.

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