Violent sex beast behind bars

By Patrick Barnham

A Scottish rapist and violent abuser has been locked up for 12 years.

Malcolm Leask, 35, was sentenced for a string of offences in Orkney and Clackmannanshire when he appeared at the High Court in Stirling today (May 24).

Twisted Leask stood accused of sexual offences against women and violence towards children and animals following a trial in April.

The jury found him guilty of attempted murder, six counts of rape, six of assault, three of cruelty to animals and two of threatening and abusive behaviour. 

Detective Inspector Gordon Patullo said: “Malcolm Leask’s behaviour was appalling, he inflicted pain and misery upon his victims but he will now face the consequences of his actions.

“I would like to thank everyone who came forward vital with information, making sure he was held accountable for his actions, and ultimately convicted.

“I hope this conviction and sentence sends a clear message that all reports of sexual abuse, regardless of the passage of time, will be thoroughly investigated by Police Scotland and victims will be supported throughout.

“I would like to thank the investigative team and our partners for all their hard work on this case.”

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