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Orkney offender sent back to prison

A convicted rapist has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, after committing another offence less than a year after he was released.

In February, Stromness fisherman Robert Stanger, 43, was remanded in custody for sending threatening texts to a woman, an offence he pleaded guilty to in May.

Today, Stanger appeared for sentencing at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, and was ordered to spend six months in jail.

This time runs consecutively to a one year sentence Judge Lord Menzies placed on Stanger at the High Court in Edinburgh on Tuesday, after the accused breached the conditions of his early release by committing the February offence.

In 2005, Stanger was jailed for eight years after being convicted on two counts of rape and was released on licence in May 2010.