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RAPIST DEPORTED FROM OZ ATTACKS 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL; Hooded pervert back behind bars after park assault.


A CONVICTED rapist deported from Australia carried out a sex attack on a teenager in a Scottish park.

Keith Pollock pounced on the 16-year-old as she walked home in the early hours.

He battered the teenager then tried to force her into a darkened park.

But Pollock fled when a delivery driver heard the petrified victim's screams.

The 50-year-old was later traced and identified when the girl picked out his unusually deep voice.

Last night, Pollock was back behind bars after he admitted assaulting the teenager with intent to rape on January 26.

It emerged Pollock was jailed for seven years in 1991 in Australia for rape, public indecency and burglary.

He was deported after being freed from the sentence.

He was living with his partner and young child in Milton of Campsie, Dunbartonshire, at the time of the attack.

Pollock now faces another lengthy spell behind bars when he learns his fate in July.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how the girl was walking home from her boyfriend's house in Milton of Campsie.

She spotted hooded Pollock, who then ran up behind her. The teenager called her boyfriend on her phone and told him she believed she was being followed.

Prosecutor Ian Wallace told the court: "Her boyfriend heard nothing for a few seconds and then he heard his girlfriend screaming.

"At that point, the phone cut out."

Wallace said Pollock grabbed the petrified girl, put his hand over her mouth and tried to drag her backwards.

He then repeatedly punched her face before trying to push her over a wall into a park.

Wallace said the girl "screamed throughout the attack" and believed she was going to be raped. Pollock slapped her in a bid to silence her - but a delivery driver heard her crying for help.

The man confronted Pollock, who told him "I'll f****** kill you" then ran off.

His DNA was found on the girl's top and led to his arrest.

The court heard that on March 1, the victim took part in a voice identification parade as she said her attacker had "a really deep voice".

The court was told the teenager is now "paranoid" about going out alone and afraid of people walking behind her.

Pollock was remanded in custody. Judge Lord Burns deferred sentence for reports.

He heard his girlfriend screaming. At that point, the phone cut out IAN WALLACE
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 31, 2014
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