A man found guilty of raping and assaulting three women – locking one in his flat for three days – is appealing against his conviction.
Martyn Daniel, 35, was sentenced to more than nine years behind bars in December after being convicted of 11 charges of assault, violence and rape.
Daniel carried out his first sex assault on a teenage schoolgirl in 2007 and continued his crime spree up until 2015.
A judge at the High Court in Edinburgh previously told Daniel on sentencing that his sexual offending revealed “a disturbing attitude towards women”.
Lord Summers said: “You have little regard for their dignity or autonomy.
“These were persons you used and exploited for your personal gratification.”
The judge jailed Daniel, formerly of Aberdeen’s Urquhart Road, for nine years and seven months and ordered that he be subject to a supervision order for a further three-year period.
But now it has been confirmed the convicted rapist is appealing against the conviction.
A procedural hearing before a single judge has been scheduled for next Wednesday.
Daniel had denied raping the victims, but was convicted of a series of charges including rape, assault, malicious damage and breach of the peace committed in Aberdeen.
His counsel Shelagh McCall QC said Daniel had served a sentence previously for drink-driving in 2015 and had been trying to stabilise his life when the latest allegations against him came to light.
During a two-week trial at the High Court in Edinburgh it emerged Daniel’s first victim was a teenage schoolgirl when he targeted her between October and November 2007.
He also abused another teenager in September 2009. The court heard that during the terrifying attack Daniel held a knife to her throat.
And the abuse against her continued until April 2010.
Daniel also assaulted and raped another woman between May 2014 and July 2015.