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Man who drugged two women before raping them jailed

George Cummings was sentenced to 12 years in jail for the attacks in Langbank and Oban.

George Cummings: He said he looked like Gordon Ramsay.
George Cummings: He said he looked like Gordon Ramsay.

A man who drugged his two victims before raping them has been jailed for 12 years.

George Cummings was sentenced for raping a 47-year-old woman in a flat in Langbank, Renfrewshire, on September 22, 1992, and raping a woman, 50, in a flat in Oban on January 6, 2016.

Cummings, 55, told his second victim he wanted a threesome with her and a ten-year-old girl.

The terrified mother, 50, told of how Cummings visited her home in Oban after they met on the Plenty of Fish dating website.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court Cummings first went into her kitchen alone and poured two glasses of Rioja.

After drinking the wine, the woman, who was wearing black trousers, a black tunic top and boots, had no memory until she woke up at 3am dressed in a red dress and shoes.

When she woke at 3am Cummings, who boasted he looked like celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, drugged her again by forcing powder into her mouth.

She said: "I knew I had been drugged with something."

Judge Johanna Johnston QC ordered that he should be supervised for two years on his release.

She said: "The complainers spoke to a pattern of conduct by you that bore clear similarities.

"Each woman was drugged and detained against their will and isolated."

'Each woman was drugged and detained against their will and isolated.'
Judge Johanna Johnston QC

His crimes were committed 23 years apart but bear chilling similarities.

Cummings' first victim had her soft drinks spiked first with amphetamine at a bar and then with cocaine in his flat in Langbank, Renfrewshire.

He then raped her in the flat.

The jury heard that during the violent attack Cummings ripped out handfuls of the woman's hair and threatened to turn her into a prostitute.

She also woke up to find at one point to find most of her clothing had been removed.

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