Attacker caught after putting homemade sex tapes on porn site

The man was convicted after the online footage emerged. File picture

The man was convicted after the online footage emerged. File picture

A man has been convicted of carrying out an indecent assault after putting homemade sex tapes on the internet.

Graphic excerpts of the footage William Jenkinson, 31, uploaded to a pornographic website were shown to the High Court in Edinburgh after it was used to prosecute him.

Advocate depute Shanti Maguire told jurors at the High Court in Edinburgh: “I appreciate the subject matter has been graphic and harrowing for you to listen to and watch.”

During a piece of footage, one woman described Jenkinson carrying out a sex act on her without her consent. Jenkinson held the woman’s face and pulled her hair.

Jenkinson, of Tribune Place, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, had claimed two women were content to be filmed and to have the footage uploaded to a website, including the victim of his indecent assaults. But the court heard they were “upset and horrified” because he had told them the footage had been deleted.

When one woman learned that not only had he kept the film but had put it on the web she had said she was going to speak to the police.

Jenkinson had told her the police would sit and watch and would “just laugh”, the court heard.

Jenkinson had denied a string of sex charges and was acquitted of raping and indecently assaulting one woman who he also filmed and of nipping, biting and sexually assaulting a second woman at addresses in West Lothian .

But he was found guilty of indecently assaulting a third woman between 2005 and 2010 at a house in Bathgate.

The woman agreed with defence counsel, John Scullion QC, that on occasions she had consensual sex with Jenkinson. But she added: “Sometimes it was consensual, sometimes it wasn’t. I wasn’t willing all the time.”

She accused Jenkinson of being “controlling” and said she had ultimately told the truth to police that there had been non-consensual episodes of sex.

She had initially told officers that there were no issues over sex with Jenkinson but said that was because she was scared.

She told the court: “There was a point where I was really sore and I asked him to stop.”

Jenkinson had originally faced a further charge of publishing obscene materiel depicting scenes of an abusive sexual nature, including indecent assault and rape from 2008 to 2015, but the jury did not have to consider the charge.

After he was convicted of the indecent assault he was placed on the sex offenders’ register.

The trial judge, Lord McEwan, remanded Jenkinson, who had been on bail, in custody following the verdict and called for a background report ahead of sentencing.