A JUDGE yesterday called for a risk assessment to be carried out on a 32-year-old man convicted of raping eight women over 13 years.

Graeme Brown’s victims included ex-lovers and casual partners. He continues to protest his innocence.

Yesterday at the High Court in Glasgow Judge Tom Hughes told Brown: “I'm keeping all sentencing options open, but there should be a risk assessment carried out into the danger you pose to the public.”

Brown could face a lifelong restriction order – the equivalent of a life sentence – if Judge Hughes decides this is the appropriate sentence.

First offender Brown will be sentenced in February next year.

One of his victims said that Brown ignored her when she told him she did not want to have sex. 

The victim took to Facebook to challenge Brown about his behaviour.

Brown, of Inchinnan Road, Renfrew, was convicted of the rapes which took place between February 2003 and July 2016 and an indecent assault on a man.

The offences were committed in Erskine, Linwood and Paisley.

One woman recalled being held captive in Brown’s home over three days and being raped during that time.

She said Brown threatened her with what she thought was a gun - but was in fact a cigarette lighter.  She escaped when a friend came to the house and  rescued her.

A man told the court that Brown indecently assaulted him during a sexual encounter involving the two of them and a woman.

Defence QC John Scullion said: “Mr Brown continues to deny the offences. I make no criticism of the complainers but many gave evidence about their willingness to experiment sexually.”