Doctor put pillowcase over victim’s head to hide her screams while he raped her

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Doctor put pillowcase over victim's head to hide her screams while he raped her (Spindrift)
Michael Lever, 47, was yesterday jailed for the rape and abuse of two women over a 20-year period (Picture: Spindrift)
A doctor put a pillowcase over his victim’s head to muffle her screams while he raped her, a court has heard. 
Michael Lever, 47, was yesterday jailed for the rape and abuse of two women over a 20-year period.
One of his victims called him a ‘monster’ while the other recalled how he threatened to kill her if she did not obey him.
The trial in Edinburgh heard how during one of the attacks, he put a pillowcase over the victim’s face and ignored her screams throughout the ordeal.
She was later found in a wardrobe naked with her arms tied, badly bruised and crying.
The 47-year-old had denied the crimes, but was convicted in October last year, the Daily Record reports.
Doctor put pillowcase over victim's head to hide her screams while he raped her (Getty) This is the Supreme Criminal Court of Scotland and is home to many notable trials. It is situated at the Saltmarket.
The court heard how the victim was later found in a wardrobe naked with her arms tied, badly bruised and crying. (Picture: Getty)
The court heard that Lever was ‘charming’ to one victim when she first met him.
But he later made her take drugs, including amyl nitrate and the aphrodisiac Spanish Fly, and put the date rape drug GHB in her drink.
The victim told the court: ‘When I woke up, it was the next day. I was naked and propped up against a sofa.’
Lever, who has since been struck off the General Medical Council, insisted the women agreed to having sex with him.
But his QC Gary Allan told the hearing yesterday: ‘Dr Lever now says maybe they weren’t consensual.’
Lever was previously jailed for 15 months in 2013 after being found guilty of attacking members of his family.
He choked his wife while she was pregnant at a hospital accommodation in Carluke, Lanarkshire, in 1997 and 1998 and was convicted of attacking her son between July 2001 and March 2004 and his 16-year-old daughter between 2008 and 2010.
Sentencing him to four and a half years in jail, Judge Lady Rae told him: ‘You have been described as controlling, abusive as well as sexually and physically violent.
‘From the material I have read, you seem to have little understanding of the impact of your behaviour. You seem also to minimise it.’
He also had an Order for Lifelong Restriction imposed on him.
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