A MAN studying for a PhD in rocket science has been convicted of repeatedly raping a woman he met on a night out.

Abdul Lawal, 40, was found guilty of repeatedly raping the 26-year-old woman at his flat in Kennishead Avenue, Glasgow, on March 11, last year.

The woman told a jury at the High Court in Glasgow it felt like the horrific sex attack lasted "forever".

During her ordeal, she managed to text a friend stating: "I got raped".

The woman fled from the house and was later picked up by her ex-partner, who told the court: "I've never seen her so distressed."

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Lawal, who was studying at Glasgow University, denied raping the woman and claimed he acted like “a gentleman."

The student told jurors she instigated consensual sex three times with him before leaving, but they did not believe him.

Lawal said he met the woman while he was on a night out with friends.

He said: “I was just walking along Union Street. She turned and looked at me and said, ‘That's the person I want to be with’, and just ran to me.”

He told the court the woman kissed him and after he drove her to his flat, she demanded sex.

However, the woman told of how she fled into the night after hastily dressing.

Lawal claimed there was no issue with his victim when she fled.

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But, in his closing speech, prosecutor Paul Kearney said the woman was "far from fine".

The trial heard the traumatised woman "felt sick" at the prospect of coming to court.

Judge Lady Stacey placed Lawal on the sex offenders' register and remanded him in custody.

The first offender will be sentenced next month Solicitor advocate Jim Wallace, defending Lawal, will give his plea in mitigation then.