Fireman raped a nine-year-old girl after rescuing her from a blaze at her house – and told her he would kill her mother if she told anyone
- John McGinn, 56, attacked the young girl when her mother was in hospital
- Victim was so traumatised she did not report the rape for two decades
- McGinn also repeatedly raped his partner and beat up another girl
Rapist: John McGinn attacked a nine-year-old girl after rescuing her from a fire at her home
A fireman who raped a nine-year-old girl after rescuing her from a blaze then told her he would murder her mother if she told anyone is facing jail.
John McGinn also raped and abused his partner, making her feel ‘like a piece of garbage’, and beat up another girl before giving her sweets to keep her quiet.
The young girl attacked by the firefighter did not reveal her ordeal for two decades because she was so scared of his threats.
McGinn, 56, claimed the accusations were ‘downright lies’ and insisted he would rather die than be a paedophile, saying his victims had invented their claims in order to blackmail him.
But he was convicted of six charges, including rape, after a trial at the High Court in Glasgow, and faces a long jail term when he is sentenced later this month.
The rapist worked as a firefighter in North Lanarkshire for 30 years, the court heard, and in January 1994 he attended a fire at his victim’s home in Bellshill.
The girl’s mother was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation while the nine-year-old went to her grandmother’s house to be looked after.
McGinn later turned up at the house and pounced on the girl, initially pretending they were playing a game called ‘King of the Castle’ before he pulled her on top of him, covered her mouth and raped her.
The victim, now aged 30, told the court: ‘I told him to stop. He said if I told anyone he would kill my mother.’
After she finally plucked up the courage to report the crime, McGinn insisted he was innocent and described his victim as ‘not a very nice person’.
He told detectives: ‘It’s a downright lie – it did not happen. No chance. For her to come out with that is ridiculous.
‘I would rather put a bullet in my own head than be a paedophile. Hanging is too good for a paedophile.’
Job: McGinn worked as a firefighter for 30 years and covered up his secret life as a sex attacker (file photo)
He said his victim had previously tried to blackmail to get her hands on his fire brigade pension, and called the rape allegation ‘payback’ for his refusal to give her money.
But the court heard that around the same time as the rape, McGinn repeatedly assaulted his partner, who had started a relationship with him when she was just a teenager.
The firefighter, who also worked as a bouncer, told her what to wear and only let her have ‘pocket money’ to spend.
After she confided in McGinn’s mother, she was told: ‘If he is lifting his hands to you then you must be doing something to deserve it.’
She told the court that she was repeatedly raped by McGinn – and only ever consented to sex twice.
On one occasion, she snapped after being tied to a bed and sexually assaulted, grabbing a knife and running after her attacker.
Court: McGinn faces a long prison sentence when he is sentenced at Glasgow’s High Court, pictured
She recalled: ‘I would have put the knife right through his heart if I had caught up with him, but he ran and ran.’
The witness also described how McGinn had once made her petrified to turn on a light in her house after they split.
She told the trial: ‘He said he would put petrol in the light-bulbs and they would explode.’
The woman said she would light candles instead and try to turn it into a game so as not to frighten her children.
The jury heard how McGinn also assaulted another young girl, and later bribed her to keep quiet by giving her sweets and juice.
After the verdict in June, Judge Lord Bonomy told McGinn: ‘You have been found guilty of a monstrous catalogue of physical and sexual abuse of a woman and two young children.
‘There is no explanation that could excuse what the jury has found you guilty of. The sentence will inevitably be a lengthy prison sentence.’
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