A FORMER soldier who left a woman traumatised after raping her has been jailed for five years.

Patrick Curley pounced on his victim at a house in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire in November 2017.

A jury heard how the woman was “very upset” when she later called a friend to reveal her ordeal

Curley denied the crime following a trial last month. 

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But, the 23 year-old was found guilty of rape and was sentenced on Tuesday at the High Court in Glasgow.

It emerged Curley had previously been given a non harassment order following an offence involving another woman.

Lady Stacey told him: “The young woman has been left upset by all that happened.

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“She is not able to live her life the way she had before. What you did has caused her to lose confidence and be nervous.”

Curley – who looked on the verge of tears as he was lead to the cells - will be monitored for a further two years on his release.

He was also placed on the sex offenders list.