A MAN who raped three females and sexually assaulted three others has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years at the High Court in Glasgow.

Andrew Kerr, now 27, committed a violent attack at a house in Hawick in August 2017.

Kerr, formerly of Fairhurst Drive in the town, had denied the offence but was found guilty along with three other rapes and a sexual assault charge involving a further three victims by a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh.

He began his catalogue of sex crimes when he was a 13-year-old schoolboy in November 2007 when he subjected a girl, who was the same age, to a rape ordeal near The Five Sisters Zoo at Polbeth, in West Lothian.

Kerr struck again in December 2015 when he attacked an 18-year-old girl who visited a house he was living at in Kenilworth Rise, in Livingston, in West Lothian.

The woman said that Kerr started kissing her and molesting her and she said ‘no’.

She told police: “He wouldn’t stop”.

Kerr went on to carry out a sex attack on another woman at a house in Mid Calder, in West Lothian, in January 2016.

In January the following year he raped a further victim at a house in Hawick. 

The woman was also subjected to the August attack before she was raped on a second occasion. Kerr appeared for sentence at the High Court in Glasgow last Monday. 

He was jailed for eight years and six months back-dated to June 27 when he was first remanded in custody.