AN EX-ARMY sergeant from Dunfermline has been jailed after being found guilty of two counts of rape.

Kevin Galbraith, 49, was found guilty of the offences at a Military Court in North Yorkshire where he was sentenced to 14 years' imprisonment.

As a result of the conviction, he has also been dismissed from the Army.

The serviceman was convicted of raping a woman in her Cambridge home in 2011 and of another rape which took place in Germany while he was serving there in 2003.

A statement from Cambridgeshire police said Galbraith, from Halbeath, was found guilty of raping a woman in her Cambridge home in 2011.

On that day, in October 2011, Galbraith had been out for drinks at a local pub celebrating his birthday weekend.

He had agreed to stay the night at the victim’s home but they fell asleep in separate bedrooms. However, during the night, she woke up to being raped by Galbraith.

She managed to push him off and he left the address on foot.

The victim reported the incident to police in February last year after another of Galbraith’s victims in Scotland made an allegation of rape from 2003.

He then attended a voluntary interview on August 28 last year.

He denied two charges of rape but was found guilty at Catterick Military Court on November 25. Galbraith was sentenced to seven years for the Cambridge incident and a further seven years for the earlier offence.

DC Jo Nicholson, who investigated the Cambridge offence, said: “Galbraith is a sexual predator who took complete advantage of these women in the worst way.

“I would like to pay tribute to the victims for the bravery they have shown in coming forward and engaging with the investigation, many years after the offence.

“I hope the sentence shows how seriously the police and courts take this type of criminality and highlights our commitment to bringing dangerous offenders to justice, no matter how long ago the offence occurred.

“The victims have had to relive the awful ordeals they were subjected to throughout the trial process but I hope the sentencing finally gives them some measure of comfort and closure.”