Predator convicted of raping woman at nurses' residence

Andrew Ferguson convicted of eight offences after trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Ninewells: Woman attacked by Ferguson in 2000 at the hospital (file pic).
Ninewells: Woman attacked by Ferguson in 2000 at the hospital (file pic).

A man has been convicted of raping a woman at a hospital nurses' residence and preying on other victims.

Andrew Ferguson attacked his first victim at the complex at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee in 2000 before going on to rape another woman more than a decade later.

Ferguson, 35, of Station Road, Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline in Fife, had denied a catalogue of charges during a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

On Friday, a jury convicted him of eight offences including rape, attempted rape, indecent assault and assault against three victims between 2000 and 2014.

Two of the women he attacked were sleeping when he sexually assaulted them.

Ferguson raped the second victim at houses in Inverkeithing and Cairneyhill, Fife.

He also assaulted a third woman at an address in Inverkeithing when he kissed her and tried to put his hand inside her clothes.

Judge Lord McEwan told Ferguson he needed a background report on him before sentencing because he had not previously served a prison term.

Ferguson was put on the sex offenders register and remanded in custody ahead of sentencing next month.

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