Jealous Rutherglen terrorizes girl for alleged infidelity

A Lanarkshire bob bombarded his ex-girlfriend with threatening phone calls and messages after questioning her infidelity.

Reece O’Raw chased the 25-year-old woman from his Rutherglen home between February and April 2020.

The 23-year-old’s alarming antics included warnings that he would hack her up and post an allegedly intimate video on her family and on social media.

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O’Raw pleaded guilty to the Glasgow Sheriff Court earlier this week for engaging in behavior in which a partner or ex-partner was molested.

The court heard the couple dated between July 2019 and March 2020.

The victim first received a call from an angry O’Raw in February last year while he was at a friend’s house.

Prosecutor Kavin Ryan-Hume said: “He yelled, swore, was abusive and accused her of fraud.

“He threatened to slit her open, which shocked her, and she hung up.”

The woman received another phone call in March 2020 that prompted her to visit O’Raw’s house.

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She told O’Raw that she would report him to the police.

Mr. Ryan-Hume added, “He said he had videos of her using drugs and would send them if he was reported.”

O’Raw called again and said, “I’m going to shame you, I have pictures and videos.

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“I’ll send them to your father and post them on Instagram.”

The woman hung up before receiving a screenshot of what was supposed to be an intimate video of her.

The video was accompanied by a message that read “Instagram”.

In subsequent news, the victim was referred to as a “fat slut” and told that she was being “messed up”.

Mr Ryan-Hume said, “She received a text message from O’Raw that said, ‘Let’s do this,’ and she thought this meant she was done.

“She said this was the last straw and she contacted the police.”

A call from 999 was made and O’Raw was arrested in April 2020.

Mr. Ryan-Hume asked the court to consider a non-harassment order against O’Raw.

John McLaughlin, who defended himself, told the court, “The victim is not identified in this picture, but it is an intimate picture and her head cannot be seen on it.”

Sheriff Paul Crozier said to Mr. McLaughlin, “He is a tall, well-built man and in relation to the matters in which he pleaded guilty it is quite relevant.”

The sentence has been postponed until next month because of background reports and O’Raw has since been released on bail.

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