A sex abuse victim says he is “disgusted” at the time it is taking to sentence a serial rapist.
Brian McTaggart was found guilty of a catalogue of sexual and physical offences committed in Dundee between 1980 and 2001.
He was convicted of raping one woman more than 900 times, raping another and forcing her head under water, and raping a third victim on four occasions while she slept.
But despite being found guilty in September, the fate of the 53-year-old is still to be decided.
A judge was due to impose a sentence on McTaggart last week but the case was deferred to July – the latest in a series of delays.
A victim of McTaggart said that he had been left in the dark.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: “I’m pretty disgusted with how long this has taken. It was traumatic to have gone all the way down there and having to give evidence and basically relive this again.
“It’s all been dragged up and it’s been affecting me in my personal life.
“I can’t put into words how I think about him, and all I want is for him to be locked up for good.”
A jury returned not proven verdicts on charges of raping a fourth woman and a 30-year-old man.
The High Court in Glasgow was told McTaggart dropped a hairdryer into a woman’s bath and kicked her down a flight of stairs.
One woman told the trial she had been raped by McTaggart two or three times a week for six years.
During the trial McTaggart denied rape and maintained he had consensual sex with his victims.
Judge Lord Mulholland told McTaggart after convicting him: “Your conduct was deplorable, treating a succession of woman as chattels and punchbags. You repeatedly raped three of these women and have shown no remorse for your sexual crimes.”
He was placed on the sex offenders register with the judge saying he was considering imposing a lifelong restriction order.
Sandy Brindley, from the charity Rape Crisis Scotland, said: “Repeated delays within the justice process can cause significant distress to people who have already been through a very traumatic experience.”