A SHOPKEEPER has been convicted of raping a susceptible lady in the back room of his retail store in Glasgow.
Shamas Pervais, 52, preyed on his sufferer just after formerly inquiring if she experienced breast implants.
The beast struck at grocer’s shop in Glasgow’s Ruchill amongst June 2015 and June 2016.
Pervais, who is married, denied touching the sufferer, who was a purchaser and 50 % his age.
Forensic proof on a couch linked the predator to the assaults – but he claimed that was in which he and his spouse earlier experimented with for a toddler.
Nevertheless, he was uncovered responsible now of two rape rates after a demo at the Higher Court docket in Glasgow. He is now powering bars.
Jurors read how the target was classed as susceptible due to a serious accident as a child.
Her evidence was through a law enforcement statement offered after her ordeal.
The sex assaults occurred in a back again place explained as “grubby” and “unclean”.
The target recalled Pervaiz’s “bushy legs” and viewing prospects on the CCTV waiting around at the counter as her attacker took advantage of her.
She continuously questioned him to end – but at 1 phase he said: “Two minutes”.
Pervaiz – who lives in a huge property in the city’s Crookston – gave evidence throughout the demo.
He denied telling the victim she was “really” or asking if she had breast implants.
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Pervaiz claimed the woman shopped in his store, but was “not a typical shopper”.
His advocate Louise Arrol place to him: “The jury has read serious allegations being made by the female. Are you lying?”
Pervaiz: “Why would I lie? I have not accomplished just about anything wrong.”
The courtroom heard the woman’s DNA was on a settee believed to be where the attacks transpired.
Pervaiz could not explain why that was. He insisted any very similar proof linking him to the couch was mainly because him and his spouse previously experienced sexual intercourse on it.
Prosecutor David Dickson had urged jurors to feel the girl which include her “precise” description of the soiled again home.
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He added in his closing speech: “Is it credible that she built all this up?”
The court docket was told Pervaiz had ran the store because 2008, but has because still left and latterly owned a apparel shop.
Lord Weir deferred sentencing right up until September 28 in Dundee.
The choose explained to Pervaiz: “You have been convicted of two serious offences towards the similar girl at your enterprise premises.
“You will be remanded in custody meantime.”
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