A vigilante who repeatedly stabbed a paedophile the day after he raped a child has been found guilty of attempted murder.
Sex offender [name withheld] was knifed in the street in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, less than 24 hours after he raped a 14-year-old girl.
[name withheld] had been under a strict court ban preventing him from going near young females since 2007 and had already breached the court order.
At the High Court in Livingston he identified his attacker as Gary Martin, who had a room in the same bed and breakfast on Shore Street in the north-east fishing town.
[name withheld] told the court he met Martin in Dennyduff Road in the early hours of June 5 last year.
Martin, 32, who appeared a bit drunk and "agitated", asked [name withheld] to return a jacket which he had borrowed from the accused earlier.
The court heard that once he had handed over the garment, Martin said: "You know what you are. You know what you done," and started swinging punches at him before both men ended up on the ground.
As [name withheld] got to his feet he felt the "shooting pain" of something sharp going into the bottom right-hand side of his back.
He said he didn't feel the pain of the six further wounds which followed, more the shock of something going into his back and hips.
He heard one of two women who were with Martin say "you deserve what you get" and spit on him.
During his closing speech, advocate depute Alastair Carmichael said: "Mr [name withheld] admitted and has pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl shortly before this incident."
"We're not here to judge him for what he did, although what he did might have a bearing on what happened."
The jury took just over an hour to return a majority verdict that Martin was guilty of attempted murder.
Judge Michael O'Grady told Martin: "You'll understand that this is a very serious charge and it's inevitable that a custodial sentence will follow."
Martin was remanded in custody and sentence was deferred for background reports.
At the High Court in Glasgow on October 2, [name withheld], a prisoner in Aberdeen, pleaded guilty to attacking his teenage victim at a north-east house in June last year. [name withheld] was warned he faces a lengthy jail term after he admitted the rape. He was also remanded in custody.