A rapist who attacked a teenage student in a city car park weeks after his release from prison is back behind bars.
Mark Arnott, 37, threatened to stab the petrified woman before carrying out his sick assault in West Henderson’s Wynd on November 23 last year.
He told the 18-year-old: “Come with me. I have got a knife. I will stab you.”
Arnott’s victim has now been left unable to trust anyone and is unable to go outside on her own.
Today he was locked up for nine and a half years after previously admitting the rape charge at the High Court in Glasgow.
Arnott forced the woman to have sex before he was eventually chased by a group of people who had come out of a nearby dance class.
It was previously revealed to the court that Arnott was back on Dundee’s streets for 20 days after being released on licence for robbery. This sentence had not been due to expire until May 2020.
Judge Lord Mulholland heard how the victim was walking near the car park at about 8.10pm on November 23 last year with Arnott standing nearby smoking a cigarette.
CCTV footage caught Arnott running up behind the teen and grabbing her.
She attempted to struggle with Arnott but was dragged into the car park and spotted the condom packet in his hand.
Advocate depute Lynsey MacDonald said: “She pleaded ‘no, no, please don’t do that to me’.”
The victim “begged” Arnott not to carry out his depraved attack but he took no heed of her pleas for mercy.
In a bid to keep him calm, hoping he would release her, she began talking as if the ordeal was consensual.
At around 8.35pm, the woman saw a group of people leaving the nearby Downfield Musical Society.
She screamed: “I am being raped. He is raping me.”
Arnott fled the scene and the woman was assisted by the group with certain members giving chase.
But he was traced by police on November 26 at his work after DNA evidence was obtained.
He told officers during an interview that he “bumped into” the victim. Arnott claimed they “clicked” and that there was “canoodling”.
Arnott said she ”changed“ after the woman realised she had been seen which was found to be a lie.