Mustafizur Rahman, aged 44, was found guilty of raping the 18-year-old in the back of his car. 

The teenager had been out drinking on the first day pubs had reopened after lockdown. She was seen on CCTV leaving a bar in Kelty with others. She then walked on her own in the town’s main street and was ‘zigzagging’ before she entered the car that she believed to be a taxi. 

Rahman denied the allegation but was convicted at the High Court in Edinburgh. He claimed that the victim went into the back seat and took off her trousers and pants and asked him to perform oral sex on her and engage in sexual intercourse. 

However, the victim told the court: “I remember him taking my trousers down to below my knees. I was telling him to stop.”

The teenager then went to a house in Kelty to seek help from a couple and she was extremely distressed. 

Lord Young sentenced Raham to six years imprisonment and placed him on the sex offenders register indefinitely. The judge stated: “You took advantage of a lone, vulnerable woman who was trying to get home.This was a predatory and opportunistic sexual assault.”

He also took into consideration the victim impact statement in which the victim told the psychological impact the offence had upon her.