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A chef was put through an horrific seven-hour sex attack in his own home by a vicious sex beast.Joseph O’Reilly tied his victim to a bed, sliced off his hair and stuffed it into his mouth before urinating on him in a “terrifying and humiliating” assault.
The barber brutally raped, slashed and tortured the petrified man, before robbing him at his bedsit.
O’Reilly targeted his victim, who can’t be named for legal reasons, after spotting him waiting for a taxi outside Glasgow Central Station after finishing work, reports the Daily Record.
After the 37-year-old fiend found out that the 36-year-old man lived alone in Paisley, he pretended he lived there too so that he could share his victim’s taxi home, with pal James Mair.
When they got there, O’Reilly and Mair, 40, accepted an offer to come up to his bedsit and try some of his vodka.
Their victim, who said he had not expected them to stay for more than one or two shots, revealed that they started snorting lines of amphetamine, before O’Reilly turned on him.
During an horrific ordeal, he was bound, beaten, slashed with a knife and doused with water.
The twisted pair even threw the man’s bible in his fish tank during the degrading assault.
Through an interpreter, the victim told the High Court in Stirling that when O’Reilly realised he was gay, he started laughing at him in a “very malicious and hostile way”.
The thug then grabbed his head, opened his own trousers and raped him, orally, twice.
He was repeatedly beaten by O’Reilly and then tied to his own bed with old TV cable that Mair found after rifling through drawers.
O’Reilly grabbed his phone and bank card, and demanded his PIN.
When he refused, O’Reilly forced him to reveal it by producing a Stanley knife from his pocket, drawing it across his face, and pulling down his trousers and slicing his buttocks.
He then tried to cover his tracks by forcing his victim to make a clumsy false “confession” - which O’Reilly recorded on his mobile - in which he was made to lie that he had invited his attackers back to his flat for gay sex.
O’Reilly cut off his victim’s hair and forced it into his mouth before spraying him with cold water from the shower and then urinating on him.
As he left the bedsit, O’Reilly said he would come back and kill him if the PIN he had given them turned out to be false, or if he called the police.
The pair went to a nearby bank machine where O’Reilly withdrew £280 from their victim’s account and tried to buy drink from a local off-licence - only to be refused because it was 7am.
Callous O’Reilly then went to a sports store and used the victim’s card to buy a new pair of trainers.
Their victim freed himself by smashing a picture of his niece that he kept on his bedside table, and using the glass to cut his bonds.
Covered in blood, he shouted for help to passers-by from his window, but the court heard they ignored his cries.
He was eventually freed at 9.30am - seven and a half hours after first getting into the taxi with O’Reilly and Mair - when his elderly landlord came to collect his rent, realised something was wrong and let himself in with a skeleton key.
He was severely injured, bleeding heavily, and was taken to hospital.
O’Reilly and Mair were later traced and arrested.
After a four-day trial, a jury of five men and ten women found O’Reilly, a father of two, an unemployed qualified hairdresser from Pollok, guilty of assault, robbery, male rape and theft.
Mair, from Shettleston, a father-of-two, pleaded guilty to assaulting the victim by punching him, helping to tie him to the bed and robbing him of his bank card.
He gave evidence for the prosecution, without which, judge Lord Turnbull said, it would not have been possible to convict O’Reilly of the rape.
He jailed Mair for 18 months.
Imposing the eight-year sentence on O’Reilly, Lord Turnbull told him he had been convicted of “a catalogue of offending conduct of a most despicable nature” and had a long criminal record.
He said he had subjected his victim to a “terrifying ordeal” with a substantial level of sexual violence of the most serious kind.
He said: “The whole tenor of events was one which involved a determination on your part to inflict the utmost form of degrading and humiliating circumstances possible on an innocent human being.
“Nothing could more powerfully illuminate your contempt than your conduct on leaving, when having raped, beaten, slashed and terrified your victim, you then urinated on his body whilst he was tied, prone, to his bed.”
He added that the entire offence had been aggravated by prejudice about his victim’s sexual orientation.
O’Reilly showed no emotion as he was led to the cells.
Detective Inspector Louise Harvie, based at the Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Rape Investigation Unit in Renfrew, welcomed the convictions yesterday.
She said: “Joseph O’Reilly and James Mair are dangerous individuals and these horrendous crimes have had a devastating impact on the victim.
“The victim has shown great courage in coming forward to report their actions and, hopefully, he will be able to move on with his life.
“I would like to take this opportunity to urge anyone who has been subject to any form of sexual abuse to come forward so that we can help them get the support they deserve.”