Care worker, 64, who raped severely disabled man multiple times is jailed

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Steven Watson has been jailed after raping a severely disabled man repeatedly (SWNS)

A care worker who was convicted of raping a severely disabled man multiple times over Christmas and New Year has been jailed.

Steven Watson, 64, carried out the horrific crimes on the unidentified man in his 40s, who was unable to give consent.

Watson, of Dunfermline, Fife, who worked for a charity providing care within a residential care home, attacked his victim repeatedly between December 2018 and January this year.

Watson was sentenced to six years and four months at the High Court in Edinburgh (Wikipedia)

Management at the home became suspicious of his behaviour and called the police.

Watson pleaded guilty to rape in June and has now been sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh, to six years and four months.

He will also be on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.

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Detective Constable Lauren Miller of Fife's Divisional Rape Investigation Unit said: "Steven Watson used his position to prey on an extremely vulnerable man in what was a despicable breach of trust.

"I want to thank staff for their vigilance in reporting concerns to management and police, and for their co-operation with our investigation.

"Police Scotland is committed to safeguarding people from sexual violence and any reports will be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated."

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