A SCOTS intercourse predator who raped a younger woman at a Florida lodge has been jailed for 12 years.
Matthew Mackie compelled himself on the 12 year-old, who was on vacation along with her household in Orlando in 2002.
The 68 year-old ex-soldier was prosecuted for the crime in Scotland as he additionally preyed on the identical woman right here in addition to a girl and one other teenager.
Mackie, of Twechar, East Dunbartonshire, was immediately sentenced for the crimes having been convicted final month.
His QC informed the Excessive Court docket in Glasgow how he nonetheless maintains his innocence.
Jurors earlier heard how Mackie and his companion had gone on vacation to Florida in the summertime of 2002.
The woman and her relations – additionally from Scotland – had been staying on the identical lodge.
The households hung out with one another in the course of the vacation.
In proof, Mackie claimed the one time he was within the woman’s bed room was to “rub her abdomen” when she was apparently unwell.
However, his QC Iain McSporran put to him: “She has a fairly completely different account.
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“She describes you forcing your self and placing appreciable stress on her.
“Against the law which might undoubtedly be rape. Did that occur?”
He additionally denied being drawn to the teenager.
The previous squaddie continued to prey on the woman by promising her “pocket cash” for working at a automobile he ran in Barrhead, Renfrewshire.
It was there Mackie uncovered himself, made the kid see a pornographic movie and in addition had intercourse toys in view.
He additionally took the woman on a visit to Arbroath, Angus, the place he had a vacation caravan – however claimed it was solely as a result of the kid wished to go to relations there.
In the course of the trial, Mackie bizarrely claimed he now “couldn’t keep in mind” who the sufferer was or initially being quizzed by police in 2004.
It emerged Mackie additionally repeatedly raped a former companion between 1999 and 2004 in Wishaw and Bellshill, each Lanarkshire.
This included leaving her handcuffed bare to a mattress.
He once more insisted this “definitely didn’t occur”.
Mackie additional abused a woman between 2012 and 2019 in Twechar beginning when she was seven
.Denying the fees, he was accused by prosecutor Angela Grey of “making issues up as he goes alongside”.
Mackie was discovered responsible of the Florida rape as effectively lewd and libidinous behaviour on the identical little one.
He was additional convicted of raping and indecently assaulting his youthful ex-lover.
The predator was lastly responsible of sexually assaulting the opposite woman.
Defence QC Iain McSporran immediately mentioned: “My directions are that he maintains his full innocence.”
Woman Stacey informed Mackie it appeared he didn’t appear to “perceive how severe” the crimes had been.
Relating to the Florida intercourse assault, the decide mentioned: “You raped a woman aged 12 – that, Mr Mackie, is a horrible crime.”
She added he continued to be a “intercourse pest” in the direction of her.
Woman Stacey additional mentioned: “When this stuff occur to youngsters, it additionally has an impact on them later.”
Mackie was additionally placed on the intercourse offenders checklist indefinitely.
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