Mr Paul was found guilty after a trial at the High Court in Glasgow of the rape of a woman in July last year. The rape took place a knife point. Judge Murphy QC has sentenced him to eight years imprisonment. Mr Paul was also placed on the sex offenders registered indefinitely. It was heard by the court that this offence was Mr Paul’s fourth conviction for a violent offence. Judge Murphy QC stated when sentencing: “At the time of committing this rape you were on bail. You present a significant risk of harm to the public.” Mr Paul stated through his defence team that he continues to deny the offence.