Liam Hughes Wiki – Liam Hughes Biography
Liam Hughes, now 18, was aged 15 and 16 during the series of incidents in the Falkirk and Grangemouth areas of Stirlingshire, Scotland, over a period of 18 months. Two of the girls were also 15 years old at the time, while the other was 14. A fourth girl, also 15, was sexually assaulted by Hughes. Hughes ‘forced himself’ on his youngest rape victim, Stirling High Court, in Zetland Park, Grangemouth, heard in October 2020. In May 2021 he raped one of the 15-year-old girls in the forest. The court heard that this incident, near Primrose Avenue, Grangemouth, had started out as consensual sex, but the girl had begged Hughes to stop because there was a rock or stone under her.
She said he, however, ignored her and continued telling her, “It’s meant to hurt.” A month later, the same girl woke up at a party in Hallglen, Falkirk, to find her underwear had been pulled down. Hughes had raped her while she slept and then orally raped her. The young woman went to the police a few days later. Hughes was quickly arrested and appeared on request at Falkirk Sheriff Court but was released on bail. In March last year he raped a 15-year-old girl, whom he had never met before, in woodland near a primary school in Grangemouth. The girl gave the court what prosecutor Ali Murray described as “a graphic account of what happened to her.” He said she was raped, that there was “a lot of blood” and that she was “in a lot of pain.”
Liam Hughes is 18 years old.
Hughes, an electrician from Castleton Crescent, Grangemouth, who denied the offences, said the girls had “ganged up and made up stories” against him. He said, “They can say it, but I’ve never done any of that.” After six days of evidence, a jury of eight men and seven women deliberated for almost two full days before finding Hughes guilty of raping the three girls – one of them twice – and sexually assaulting the fourth. Charges that he raped two more girls, one 14 years old and the other the day after his 16th birthday, were not proven, and he was found not guilty of sexually assaulting a sixth girl, a 14-year-old girl. Hughes “cried, sobbed and trembled” as the verdicts were recorded. He was handed a trash can in the dock after dry heaving and saying he was about to vomit. On the public benches, his mother was also sobbing. Judge Lord Young remanded him into custody for background reports. He told her: ‘The jury has found you guilty of charges of rape and sexual assault. “I’m not going to grant bail; the crimes are too serious for that.” He was placed on the sex offenders register and will be sentenced at Glasgow High Court on November 21. Edward Targowski KC, defense, mitigation reserved. Mr. Targowski said: “He lives with his parents and I think the court will demand a medical report, probably obtained by the defense.”